Caleb Martin Lifts No. 6 Nevada Past Utah 86-71

Dec 29, 2018, 2:30 PM | Updated: 2:37 pm

Utah Utes forward Novak Topalovic (13) attempts a layup against Nevada Wolf Pack forward Cody Marti...

Utah Utes forward Novak Topalovic (13) attempts a layup against Nevada Wolf Pack forward Cody Martin (11) and Nevada Wolf Pack forward Caleb Martin (10) as the Utah Utes and the Nevada Wolf Pack play a basketball game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Qiling Wang)

(Qiling Wang)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After a strong first half for Utah, No. 6 Nevada put their stamp on the game with 48 second half points. The Wolfpack beat the Utes 86-71.

Sedrick Barefield scored a season-high 33 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field and 6-of-10 from downtown. Donnie Tillman added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Timmy Allen chipped in 11 points.

Caleb Martin dropped 33 points and 7 assists, Jordan Caroline had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Barefield Sparks Utah

The first 10 minutes of the game was sloppy for both teams as they tried to score. Barefield scored eight quick points off the bench to give Utah a 16-13 lead.

Barefield added a three-pointer to stop a potential run from Nevada when Caleb Martin hit a triple. The Wolfpack had a 23-21 lead after the media timeout.

The Utah senior would stay hot with another seven points and he went to the bench with 18 points. Timmy Allen scored a couple of baskets to keep the Utes neck-and-neck with Nevada. Utah had a 34-33 lead with 2:54 left in the first half.

Each team would exchange free throws and the Wolfpack took a 38-37 halftime lead.

Barfield finished the first half with 19 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from downtown. Both Caleb and Cody Martin had 8 points apiece to lead Nevada.

Nevada Turns It On In Second Half

Caleb Martin came out of the halftime break red hot as he scored the Wolfpack’s first nine points, Utah was only able to counter with a three by Sedrick Barefield. Nevada had a 47-40 lead with 17:33 remaining in the game.

Nevada went on a 13-3 run before Barefield hit his fifth three-pointer of the game.

Cody Martin picked up his fourth foul after receiving a technical foul with 13:57 left. Barefield hit one of the two free-throws and Nevada held a 54-44 lead.

Jordan Caroline hit a three-pointer to stretch their lead to 65-51 with 10 minutes left. Nevada extended their lead to the biggest of the game with 6:36 left when they were up 73-56.

Utah crawled back to 10 points but it wasn’t enough as the Wolfpack finished their non-conference slate with a perfect 12-0 record.

Up Next

Utah finished their non-conference schedule with a 6-6 record and will travel to Tempe, Arizona to face the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday. Both teams won a game last season with the Sun Devils beating the Utes in Salt Lake City by three points.

The Utes knocked off Arizona State in Tempe last season with an 80-77 win in overtime. The game on Thursday will tip-off at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

Utah Utes - Washington State Cougars...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Places 12 On Phil Steele’s All-Pac-12 Teams

Phil Steele views Utah football favorably heading into the 2023 football season placing 12 Utes in his All-Pac-12 Teams.

2 days ago

Christopher Brown Jr. #34 of the California Golden Bears is tackled by Julian Blackmon #23 of the U...

Michelle Bodkin

An Early Look At Utes’ 2023 Football Opponents: Cal Golden Bears

Spring ball is over, and the summer months are upon us making it a great time to take an early look at Utah football’s 2023 opponents.

2 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Athletics Announces 2023 Crimson Club Hall Of Fame Inductees

Utah Athletics announced their 2023 Crimson Club Hall of Fame inductees and the list includes some of the best teams and personalities.

3 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Alissa Pili Gets Nostalgic Reviewing Last Minute Of Utah’s Game Against UCLA

Utah women's basketball star Alissa Pili gets nostalgic taking fans through last minute of the Utes' game against No. 9 UCLA.

5 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Athletics Adds Accelerate Sports Ventures To NIL Resources Arsenal

Utah Athletics announced the addition of Accelerate Sports Ventures to their arsenal of NIL resources Tuesday afternoon.

5 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

What Early Previews Say About Utah Football In 2023

Utah football just started summer workouts as pundits take an early stab at what they think the Utes will look like in 2023.

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

Caleb Martin Lifts No. 6 Nevada Past Utah 86-71