July 31, 2015
David Ellis was 7-for-7 from the field for 14 points and Nevada's big men wore Louisiana Tech down in the second half for an 83-70 victory Saturday.
Nevada (12-7, 4-2 Western Athletic Conference) hit 61 percent of its shots from the field and held Louisiana Tech (3-15, 0-6) to 38 percent.
Tech held a slim lead for much of the first half -- the biggest lead 18-14 with 11:48 left in the half. A 6-1 run put Nevada ahead. The teams traded baskets until a layup by ray Kraemer started a 17-8 run to put the Wolf Pack ahead 42-31 at halftime.
Led by 7-footers Ellis and JaVale McGee, Nevada pulled away in the second half, leading by as many as 19 points. McGee and Armon Johnson had 12 points each and Marcelus Kemp added 11.
Kyle Gibson led all scorers with 18 points, including 10 of 12 free throw attempts. Jonathan "J.C." Clark had 15 points and Drew Washington 11.