LAS VEGAS (AP) — It appears the Wolf Pack has found their offensive rhythm.
Caleb Martin scored 29 points, Tre'Shawn Thurman added 22 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Massachusetts 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational's second championship game on Friday at the Orleans Arena.
Martin, who was named the tournament MVP, finished 9 of 15 from the field and 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
"Offensively, we were really good," Nevada coach Eric Musselman said. "We shared the ball. We tried to create as many mismatches as we could. In the second half, I thought we did a good job offensively drawing free throws. We defended better in the second half. It was a good offensive performance as we had."
Cody Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Wolf Pack (6-0), and Jordan Caroline had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Nevada shot 62 percent from the field, including 11 of 22 from 3-point range.
This was Nevada's highest scoring output since scoring 112 points in November 2009 against Houston.
"Everyone was scoring," Caroline said. " We were sharing the ball. I feel like we have so many weapons. We have to play better defensively. UMass played well offensively."
The tournament featured separate brackets and crowned two champions. No. 11 Michigan State beat Texas in the other title game.
Luwane Pipkins led the Minutemen (4-2) with 30 points and seven rebounds, while Keon Clergeot added 12 as five Massachusetts players reached double digits.
"UMass is going to beat a lot of people," Musselman said. "(Pipkins) can score. Their coach (Matt McCall) is intense. Their bench is enthusiastic as I have seen."
Massachusetts hung tough in the first half as Nevada could only build a five-point lead in the first 13 minutes. The Wolf Pack stretched it out to 56-49 by halftime and built their largest lead by game's end.
"The talent level they have on the floor is impressive," McCall said. "We couldn't get that stop in the second half to keep us right there. The shots that Caleb Martin were making at the top of the key were outstanding. I'm proud of effort. We learned a lot about our team this week. We grew in practice."
Nevada travels to Loyola Chicago on Tuesday in a rematch of their NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen game last March when the Wolf Pack lost 69-68.
"Loyola is going to be ready and we're going to be ready," Musselman said. "They're well coached. It will be a hard environment on the road for us."
This was UMass' third trip to Las Vegas, last playing there in the MGM Grand Main Event in 2015 and prior in 1997. The game was the first between the teams.
Also, this was the highest ranked team the Minutemen have faced since 2012 against N.C. State.