Nevada makes 14 3-pointers, beats Illinois State 98-68

RENO (AP) — Caleb Martin scored 21 points and Kendall Stephens added 19, and the duo made 11 3-pointers in a 98-68 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday night.

Martin was 6 of 8 from long range and Stephens made 5 of 10, and the Wolf Pack finished 14-of-29 shooting from beyond the arc.

 Nevada (7-0) made a program-record 17 3-pointers in its 89-74 win against Pacific on Nov. 18, and is off to its best start since the 2006-07 season. Nevada opened the 1951-52 season 14-0.

Jordan Caroline added 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field for the Wolf Pack.

Phil Fayne scored 15 points to lead Illinois State (3-4). Milik Yarbrough had 14 points and made four 3-pointers. 

Keyshawn Evans chipped in 13 points with three 3s. The Redbirds made 24 field goals, 12 from long range, but missed seven free throws and were outrebounded 42-24.

Nevada travels to UC Irvine on Saturday for a 7 p.m. tip off.