Wolf Pack Beats Boise State 69-60

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Brandon Fields scored 19 points and Luke Babbitt had 14 to lead Nevada to a 69-60 win over Boise State on Saturday night.

The Wolf Pack (19-11, 11-5 Western Athletic Conference) led the
entire game en route to a victory that secured them the second seed
heading into next week's conference tournament in Reno, Nev.

Boise State (19-11, 9-7) pulled within 62-58 when Mark Sanchez
sank a pair of free throws with 1:49 left. But the Broncos, who
will be the fourth seed in the tournament, failed to get any closer
down the stretch.

Fields was 4-of-8 from the field and hit 8-of-10 free throws.

The Wolf Pack shot 39.1 percent from the floor and 73.7 percent
from the free-throw line.

Anthony Thomas led the Broncos with 12 points, and Kurt Cunningham and Sanchez each chipped in 11 points. The Broncos shot 37 percent and struggled controlling the ball with 16 turnovers.

NEVADA 69, BOISE ST. 60

NEVADA (19-11)

Babbitt 6-15 2-2 14, Cooke 5-10 3-3 13, A.Phillips 0-2 0-0 0,
Burleson 1-4 0-0 3, Johnson 4-16 1-2 9, Fields 4-8 8-10 19, Giles
1-2 0-0 3, Kraemer 0-3 0-0 0, R.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, Hunt 4-4 0-2 8,
Carp 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-64 14-19 69.

BOISE ST. (19-11)

Okoye 1-6 2-2 4, Sanchez 4-12 3-3 11, Greene 2-6 0-0 4, Thomas
4-9 2-2 12, Garner 0-3 4-4 4, Imadiyi 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 3-8 0-1
7, Noonan 2-5 0-0 5, Moritz 1-1 0-0 2, Cunningham 3-4 5-7 11.
Totals 20-54 16-19 60.

Halftime-Nevada 34-26. 3-Point Goals-Nevada 5-18 (Fields 3-5,
Giles 1-1, Burleson 1-3, Cooke 0-1, Babbitt 0-2, Kraemer 0-3,
Johnson 0-3), Boise St. 4-19 (Thomas 2-6, Noonan 1-3, Anderson 1-3,
Sanchez 0-1, Greene 0-3, Garner 0-3). Fouled Out-None.
Rebounds-Nevada 38 (Babbitt 8), Boise St. 38 (Sanchez 12).
Assists-Nevada 9 (Johnson 6), Boise St. 7 (Cunningham, Noonan 2).
Total Fouls-Nevada 20, Boise St. 16. A-6,569. Nevada 20,


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