Pack holds off Idaho

Freshman Armon Johnson scored 23 points to
lead Nevada over Idaho 69-61 in a Western Athletic Conference game
on Thursday.
Marcelus Kemp scored 18 points and JaVale McGee and Brandon
Fields had 13 apiece for the Wolf Pack (10-6, 2-1 WAC).
Jordan Brooks had 20 points and Michael Crowell 16 for the
Vandals (4-12, 1-4 WAC), who stayed close throughout the second
Nevada led by 9 points several times in the second half, the
last at 56-47 with 6:52 to play on a pair of free throws by Fields.
Clyde Johnson hit a pair of 3-point baskets around a free throw
by McGee to pull the Vandals to within 4 at 57-53 with 5:28 left,
but could get no closer.
Armon Johnson hit 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch for the
Wolf Pack. He was 10 of 12 from the line for the game.
Nevada trailed 23-22 with 6:27 left in the first half, but went
on a 13-5 run to lead 36-27 at halftime.
The two teams combining for 46 fouls. Nevada hit 23 of 33 free
throws, while Idaho hit only 10 of 22.
The Wolf Pack dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Vandals
41-28. Demarshay Johnson had 11 rebounds, six of them offensive,
for Nevada.