Five members of the Nevada women’s basketball team scored in double figures for the second straight game as the Wolf Pack defeated SMU, 80-72, on Sunday to capture the Nugget Classic title.
This is the Wolf Pack’s (3-2) first Nugget Classic championship since it defeated North Carolina State and San Diego State en route to the tournament title in 2010. Senior Halie Bergman was named the Nugget Classic Tournament MVP after she poured in 16.0 points per game, added 11 rebounds and 10 assists to just one turnover. For the weekend she connected on 54.2 percent (13-of-24) of her shots from the field, including 6-of-13 from beyond the arc.
Senior Teige Zeller and junior AJ Cephas both earned a spot on the Nugget Classic All-Tournament team as well. Cephas barely missed all weekend, shooting 70.8 percent (17-of-24) of her shots and collected 17 rebounds, 10 of which came on the offensive end. Zeller also posted solid numbers with two games in double figures, including a career-high 22 during Friday’s win over Sacramento State.