The Latest: No. 6 Nevada advances in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Las Vegas Invitational (all times local):
Jordan Caroline had 25 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Nevada beat Tulsa 96-86 on Thursday to reach the Las Vegas Invitational title game.
Nevada (5-0) will face Massachusetts on Friday night. UMass beat Southern Illinois 84-62.
Caleb Martin added 21 points for the Wolf Pack, making all 10 of his free throws. Jazz Johnson had 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.
Sterling Taplin the Golden Hurricane (4-1) with 22 points, and Martins Igbanu added 14.
Nevada finally pulled away with about 10 minutes left in the game, building an 80-62 lead with 9:30 left. Tulsa cut it to 88-79 with 3:48 remaining.
Luwane Pipkins scored 15 points and UMass scored raced to a 16-2 lead in an 84-62 victory over Southern Illinois on Thursday to reach the Las Vegas Invitational title game.
UMass (4-2) will play No. 6 Nevada on Friday night.
Carl Pierre added 14 points, and Curtis Cobb had 11. The Minutemen made a season-high 15 three pointers, one shy of the school record.
Eric McGill led Southern Illinois (2-3) with 18 points, and Kavion Pippen added 12.
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