Babbitt's 17 Points Lead The Way As Pack Improves To 6-0 At Home

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Luke Babbitt scored 17 points to lead Nevada past Wagner 74-61 on Saturday.

Armon Johnson added 12 points and Brandon Fields and Joey Shaw added 11 each for the Wolf Pack (6-4).

Chris Martin had 21 points and Michael Orock 15 for the Seahawks (1-9).

Nevada led 34-32 with 19 minutes to play before Babbitt sparked a 20-8 run over the next eight minutes. His 3-pointer gave the Wolf Pack a 54-40 lead with 10:43 left.

The Wolf Pack's largest lead was 18 points, 63-45, with 6:56 left.

Wagner rallied against Nevada's reserves in the final three minutes, but could get no closer than eight points at 69-61 on a steal and layup by Martin with 1:52 left.

The Seahawks didn't score again.

Ray Kramer hit a 3-pointer and Keith Olson was awarded a basket on a goaltending call to put the game away for Nevada.

The Wolf Pack led 32-27 at halftime. A 13-3 run by the Pack midway through the half put them up 30-20 with 3:44 left in the period. But the Seahawks had a 7-2 run to close the half, capped with a 3-pointer by Tyler Murray with 12 seconds left.

Nevada shot 53.7 percent from the field, hitting 29 of 54 shots. Wagner shot 35 percent, hitting 21 of 60.

The Wolf Pack outrebounded the Seahawks 42-29.


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