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By:Jim Krajewski

Nevada led from the start and held on to down Fresno State, 86-74, Monday night in Fresno, Calif., to advance to the WBI semifinals.

This is the first time in program history that the Wolf Pack has won two postseason tournament games in the same season. Nevada will travel to Conway, Ark. to face Central Arkansas in the WBI semifinals at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Amanda Levens is now the winningest first-year head coach in program history with 19 wins, passing Jane Albright.

Nevada senior T Moe scored a career-high 34 points in the win, the first 30-point game of her career.

She passed Ieesha Donadelle and Shavon Moore on Nevada’s all-time scoring list, and is now in eighth with 1,119 career points.

Senior Teige Zeller reached double figures for the 30th time this season with 13 points and was one rebound shy of her 13th double-double of the year.

Sophomore Camariah King also reached double figures, scoring 11 points on 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc.

Junior AJ Cephas passed April Bankston for sixth in career blocks at Nevada.

Nevada shot better than 60 percent from the field and 3-point line in the first half to build a 46-24 lead at halftime.

The Wolf Pack hit 81.3 percent from the free throw line, one of its best marks of the season.

Nevada’s shooting percentage of 56.0 percent was its second-best of the season as was its 69.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Nevada led in rebounding, 33-28, for the 26th time this season.

The all-time series between Nevada and Fresno State now stands at 42-13 in favor of the Bulldogs. This is the first time the Wolf Pack has beaten the Bulldogs twice in the same season. It also marks Nevada’s third road win over Fresno State and first since 2013.

The Wolf Pack is making its first WBI appearance and won just its second ever postseason tournament game last Thursday night when it defeated UC Irvine in the opening round of the WBI, 70-60 .

Nevada led, 20-8, after the first quarter.

Nevada is 19-16 overall, its best record in four years.