Nevada men earn MW honors; 2nd-round loss for women

Senior guard Nisré Zouzoua is the Mountain West Conference Sixth Man of the Year .
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Four players from the Nevada men’s basketball team earned Mountain West Conference postseason media honors on Monday.

Junior guard Jalen Harris made first-team All-MW followed by senior guard Jazz Johnson making third-team All-MW. Senior guard Nisré Zouzoua took home Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year.

Harris received two votes for Mountain West Player of the Year and Mountain West Newcomer of the Year — both awards were won by San Diego State’s Malachi Flynn. Harris finished the regular season with a conference-best 21.8 points per game to go along with 6.4 rebounds per game

Johnson averaged 15.9 points per game on 41.9 percent shooting from 3-point range. His 88 3-pointers ranked second in conference behind Boise State’s Justinian Jessup. Zouzoua averaged 9.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, serving as an impactful player off the bench for the Pack.

Senior guard Lindsey Drew also was named All-MW Honorable Mention. Drew averaged 11.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in his final season at Nevada. He became the first player in school history to record 900 career points, 600 career rebounds and 500 career assists.

Nevada plays the winner of the No. 6 Colorado State and No. 11 Wyoming contest in the Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas. Tipoff is set for Thursday, March 5.

Essence Booker averaged 13.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the Mountain West.
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Nevada women’s team fall to Fresno State in MW quarterfinals

Nevada fell to No. 1 seeded Fresno State 75-71 in the Mountain West Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament on Monday.

The Wolf Pack topped No. 9 seeded New Mexico 74-64 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals.

Nevada ends the season 15-16 overall and 7-11 in conference play.

Sophomore Essence Booker was named Honorable Mention to the All-Mountain West Conference. Dom Phillips was named to the five-player All-Freshman Team.

The Wolf Pack shot 43.5 percent from the field and 43.8 from 3-point range. Da’Ja Hamilton scored 13 points with four assists and four rebounds. Imani Lacy added 12 points and six rebounds. Booker had 10 points and four rebounds. Alyssa Jimenez chipped in with nine points and five assists.

Fresno State shot 48.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Hanna Cavinder had a game-high 26 points and six rebounds. Haley Cavinder scored 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting.

— Isaiah Burrows

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Tahoe Onstage sportswriter Isaiah Burrows also is a general assignment reporter for CarsonNow.org, an online news source in Carson City. He is a journalism major at the University of Nevada, Reno, where is the sports editor of the Sagebrush student newspaper. He is the Reno Aces beat writer for Tahoe Onstage.

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