December 22, 2014
JaVale McGee scored 19 points to lead Nevada
over San Jose State 84-46 on Thursday night.
Marcelus Kemp had 14 points and Brandon Fields and Ray Kramer
added 11 each for the Wolf Pack (14-8, 6-3 WAC), which never
trailed in the game.
DaShawn Wright had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans
(10-12, 2-7 WAC).
McGee scored three consecutive baskets in the opening run of the
second half that put the Wolf Pack up 55-28 with 15:12 left in the
game. Nevada's largest lead was 83-43 with 2:47 to play on a free
throw by Malik Cooke, who also finished with 10 rebounds.
McGee had 13 points in the first half and keyed a 12-3 run early
in the second half that put the game away for the Wolf Pack.
The Spartans fell behind 20-6 early in the first half, but
pulled to within 8 points on a 3-pointer by Tim Pierce with 9:12
left. But Nevada closed the half with a 17-5 run, capped by Fields'
follow slam at the halftime buzzer that gave the Wolf Pack a 43-23
Thursday's victory avenged a 62-60 loss to the Spartans in San
Jose on Jan. 10 in the Wolf Pack's conference opener.