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Nevada tops Air Force 78-62

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RENO, Nevada (AP) - Marqueze Coleman had 18 points, AJ West added 16 points and 13 rebounds and Nevada beat Air Force 78-62 on Saturday.

D.J. Fenner scored 17 points for Nevada (5-8, 1-0 Mountain West), which never trailed in the game.

Marek Olesinski had 19 points to lead Air Force (7-6, 0-2). Justin Hammonds had all of his 14 points in the second half and Max Yon added 13 points for the Falcons.

Nevada led 34-21 at halftime and maintained a double-digit lead until Olesinski hit a short jumper and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to pull Air Force to within 57-48 with 8:52 left.

The Wolf Pack responded with a 10-3 run - on a pair of baskets by Coleman and six free throws by West - to stretch the lead back to 67-51 with 5:07 left and Air Force couldn't answer.
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