Rob Jones scored 23 points and Gyno Pomare
added 12 in his first game to lead San Diego to a 65-51 win over
Nevada on Tuesday night.
Jones was nearly perfect for San Diego (1-1), which led the
entire game. Jones hit 10 of 12 shots, including two to start the
second half as the Toreros increased their 10-point halftime lead
to a 43-27.
Nevada (1-1), shot 32.7 percent from the field, including 24.1
percent in the second half as it fell behind by as many as 25
Joey Shaw led Nevada with 16 points and Malik Cooke had 13.
Freshman Luke Babbitt, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds in his
college debut, was held to three points.
The University of Nevada women's basketball team fell 81-63 to BYU Tuesday night. With the loss, Nevada falls to 1-2 this year while BYU improves to 1-1.
The Cougars' Mindy Nielson led all scorers with 27 points and led five BYU players in double figures. Nevada was led by Dellena Criner who scored 20 points and Brandi Jones who added 14.
BYU led 8-0 with 18:25 left in the first half and extended its lead to 15, 31-16, with 7:59 remaining. The Cougars went up by as many as 24 in the first half before they took a 48-31 lead at the half.
Criner led the Pack at the half with 14 points. As a team Nevada shot 31.4 percent from the floor in the first half while BYU show 58.6 percent including going 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) from three-point range.
In the second half BYU extended its lead to 25 points, 67-42, with 13:09 left in the game. The Pack cut the lead to 18 on a jumper by Jones with 10:38 remaining but the Cougars posted the 81-63 victory.
"I'm really proud of our second half effort," Nevada head coach Jane Albright said. "BYU shot 57 percent in the first half but only 36 percent in the second. Offensively, we had our best half of the year in the second half when we shot 45 percent."
Nevada finished the game shooting 37.5 percent from the floor but just 14 percent (2-of-7) from three-point range. Cherlanda Franklin grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Nevada. BYU ended the game shooting 46.7 percent from the floor.
Nevada will play its final two games in its five-game 10-day stretch this weekend, playing at UNLV on Friday at 7 p.m. and hosting St. Mary's on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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