Nevada rallies past Arizona State
Caleb Martin scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, rallying No. 6 Nevada past 20th-ranked Arizona State 72-66 Friday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center.
Jordan Caroline added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Wolf Pack (9-0), off to their best start since the Division I era began in 1969-70.
Luguentz Dort scored 24 points and Zylan Cheatham had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils (7-1), whose 20-game, regular-season nonconference winning streak ended.
Remy Martin’s threepointer drew the Sun Devils to 64-63 with 1:39 to play, but Cody Martin got fouled and made both free throws. After Dort made one of two free throws, Cody Martin’s layup kept Nevada ahead 68-64.
St. Mary’s 85, New Mexico 60: Jordan Ford scored 18 of his 28 points in the first half as St. Mary’s won the opening game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.
The Gaels (6-4) rolled to big leads at the start of each half in winning their third in a row. Malik Fitts added 15 points.
Keith McGee scored 12 points for the Lobos (4-3), who were playing their third road game in six days.