Pane leads No. 22 Utah State over Nevada

Brockeith Pane scored 18 points to lead No. 22 Utah State to a 67-45 win over Nevada on Wednesday night for the Aggies' 16th straight victory.

Brady Jardine added 14 points for the Aggies (21-2, 10-0 Western Athletic Conference).

The Aggies led 29-28 at the half before beginning the second half with a 21-6 run to take control of the game. Jardine sparked the team during the spurt.

Deonte Burton scored 11 points and Dario Hunt grabbed 10 rebounds for Nevada (8-14, 5-4), which was held to its lowest offensive output in 10 years — shooting just 25 percent from the field in the second half.

The Aggies have the third longest active winning streak right now behind No. 1 Ohio State and Coastal Carolina.

Utah State has won 27 consecutive home games, the third-longest active streak behind Duke (31) and Kentucky (29). Overall, the Aggies have won 78 of their last 80 home games. They have won a school-record 28 straight Western Athletic Conference home games, with the last home conference loss coming March 3, 2007, against Fresno State.

Utah State's only two losses this season have come against ranked opponents, on the road. The Aggies lost 78-72 on Nov. 17 at BYU when the Cougars were ranked No. 23, and 68-51 on Dec. 4 at Georgetown, when the Hoyas were ranked No. 14.

In a tight, defense-dominated first half, the score changed hands seven times and was tied twice.

Utah State led 27-19 with 4:30 left before the Wolfpack closed with a 9-2 run to make it a one-point game at the half.