Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 | 8:19 p.m.
RENO — Jordan Caroline scored 21 points and No. 7 UNR mounted yet another comeback in a 72-68 win over South Dakota State on Saturday night.
The Jackrabbits jumped ahead 40-33 at halftime in the matchup of 2018 NCAA Tournament teams. UNR opened the second half on a 12-3 run en route to its fourth straight comeback of seven points or more.
Caleb Martin scored 20 points for UNR (12-0), and Cody Martin and Trey Porter had 12 each.
Skyler Flatten led South Dakota State (9-4) with 20 points. Owen King scored 13 points, shooting 5 of 6 from the floor.
South Dakota State outrebounded UNR 41-37, but the Jackrabbits committed 15 turnovers to the Wolf Pack's 6.
UNR lived from beyond the arc in the first half, shooting 22 of its first 28 shots from deep. Sixty percent of UNR's total shots Saturday came from 3-point range.
Mike Daum, the Jackrabbits' leading scorer this season (26.2 points per game), was held to five points and fouled out with 4:29 left.