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Sports Saturday: UNR earns Big Dance ticket with Mountain West Championship

UNR (MGN Online)

The Nevada Wolfpack held on to defeat Colorado State 79-71 in the championship of the Mountain West Conference men’s basketball tournament Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

UNR advances to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years. Jordan Caroline led the Wolfpack with 23 points, while Marcus Marshall added 21.

UNR set a school record for wins this year, currently at 28.

Local driver Kyle Busch was on the pole for the Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After winning the first stage of the race, Kyle’s car faded down the stretch to a seventh-place finish, while Joey Logano ran away with the win.

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