Wolf Pack Win 4th Straight Game

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Luke Babbitt scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Nevada Wolf Pack past the Fresno State Bulldogs, 65-60, on Saturday night.

Nevada (11-7, 4-1) has now won four consecutive Western Athletic
Conference games. Nevada led by as much as 15, 46-31, with 13
minutes to play.

Paul George scored 16 points and Sylvester Seay added 13 as
Fresno State (7-11, 0-4) lost for the fourth consecutive game.

A layup by Joey Shaw at the buzzer gave Nevada a 31-27 halftime
lead. Nevada led by as much as eight, 30-22, in the opening half
after Malik Cooke scored inside with just under two minutes to
play.

Nevada outscored Fresno State 15-1 at the free throw line in the
first half.

The Wolf Pack went on an 8-0 run to take a 21-14 lead with 6:34
to play in the first half. A dunk by Dario Hunt off a feed from
Armon Johnson and left-handed jumper in the lane by Babbitt keyed
the run.

A steal and a layup by Bryce Cartwright gave Fresno State its
last lead of the first half at 14-13 with 9:45 to play.

Seay drained a 3-pointer to cut Nevada's lead to 30-27 with a
minute to play in the first half. Seay, who finished with 11
first-half points, also hit a 3-pointer five minutes into the game
to give the Bulldogs their first lead of the game at 8-6.

FRESNO ST. (7-11)

O'Neil 2-11 2-5 7, Golubovic 2-7 3-4 7, George 5-15 4-5 16, Seay 4-12 3-3 13, Sperling 1-2 1-2 3, Ladd 0-2 0-0 0, Cartwright 4-8 1-1 10, Seals 2-2 0-0 4, Webster 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-59 14-20 60.

NEVADA (11-7)

Burleson 0-2 0-0 0, Babbitt 7-13 7-8 22, Cooke 4-6 3-4 11, Johnson 2-11 4-4 8, Hunt 2-3 5-8 9, Fields 3-11 2-4 8, Shaw 1-5 3-4 5, Giles 0-0 0-0 0, Kraemer 0-1 0-0 0, R.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, A.Phillips 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 19-52 26-34 65.

Halftime-Nevada 33-27. 3-Point Goals-Fresno St. 6-18 (George 2-2, Seay 2-5, Cartwright 1-3, O'Neil 1-4, Ladd 0-1, Sperling 0-1, Golubovic 0-2), Nevada 1-9 (Babbitt 1-3, Johnson 0-1, Shaw 0-1, Burleson 0-2, Fields 0-2). Fouled Out-Cooke, Sperling. Rebounds-Fresno St. 40 (George, Golubovic 9), Nevada 42 (Babbitt 13). Assists-Fresno St. 13 (O'Neil 7), Nevada 13 (Fields, Johnson 4). Total Fouls-Fresno St. 24, Nevada 20. A-7,449.


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