Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 35 points from Malik Story, the Nevada Wolf Pack were able to outlast the Yale Bulldogs, 85-75, in non- conference action at Lawlor Events Center.
Story bested his previous career-high of 34 set in March of 2011 by shooting 12-of-21 from the field and 7-of-10 from the foul line. Jordan Burris added 12 points and seven rebounds for Nevada (9-4), which has won five straight games.
For Yale (4-8), Austin Morgan scored 20 points and Michael Grace put up 17 points.
Nevada led by as many as nine in the first half, but Yale finished the frame on an 18-9 run and the teams went into intermission tied, 36-36. The Wolf Pack shot 54.5 percent from the field to the Bulldogs' 34.4 percent, but Yale stayed in it by draining four 3-pointers and earning second-chance points thanks to 10 offensive rebounds.
The teams played back-and-forth basketball for the first 10 minutes of the second half until Nevada took the lead for good on a Marqueze Coleman layup with 9:36 remaining. Story scored 24 of his points after the break to help seal the win for the Wolf Pack.
Nevada won the turnover battle, 13-8, and it was able to turn Yale's miscues into 19 points.