Marcelus Kemp scored 28 points to lead Nevada
to a 79-67 victory over Fresno State on Thursday night.
Brandon Fields added 17 points and JaVale McGee scored 15 with a
team-high six rebounds and two blocked shots as the Wolf Pack
(13-7, 5-2) earned its first three-game winning streak in Western
Athletic Conference play this season. Nevada has won 32 of its last
35 games at Lawlor Events Center.
Kevin Bell scored 22 points to lead Fresno State (10-12, 3-5).
Eddie Miller added 17 for the Bulldogs, and Brandon Webster scored
11 with a game-high 10 rebounds.
Fresno State pulled within eight points twice in the second
Bell scored in the lane with 7:30 to play to cut Nevada's lead
to 64-56, and Nedeljko Golubovic scored inside to cut the deficit
to 66-58 with 6:50 to go.
Kemp, though, scored on a jumper off the glass and Richie
Phillips put back an offensive rebound of a Kemp miss, and Nevada
stretched its lead to 72-58 with four minutes to play.
Nevada, which has won 11 of its last 14 games, jumped out to a
44-28 halftime lead.
Kemp scored 12 points in the first half and moved into fourth
place on Nevada's career scoring list. The senior now has 1,639
points behind Alex Boyd (1967-70), who is in third place with 1,731
Meanwhile the Wolf Pack women lost on the road in a battle for first place. The Bulldogs beat the Pack 81-49. Brandi Fitzgerald led Nevada with 9 points.