Wagner-Nevada Game Notes

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By: WOLF PACK PRESS RELEASE Email

- With a 74-61 victory over Wagner on Saturday night in the HOOPTV Las Vegas Classic at Lawlor Events Center, the Wolf Pack has won four consecutive games and improved to 6-4 on the year, while the Seahawks fell to 1-9 on the year.

- The Wolf Pack also improved to 6-0 at home this season and won for the 56th time in its last 68 games at Lawlor Events Center. Nevada is now 92-17 at home since the start of the 2003-04 season.

- Sophomore Luke Babbitt led the team in scoring for the fourth time this season, turning in 17 points. He paced four Wolf Pack players in double figures for scoring, marking the eighth time in 10 games this season that Nevada has had four players in double figures for scoring.

- Junior Armon Johnson scored 12 points, while seniors Brandon Fields and Joey Shaw each added 11.

- Sophomore Dario Hunt paced the team with eight rebounds and also added eight points on 4-of-6 shooting.

- Nevada outrebounded Wagner 42-29, marking the five consecutive game that the Wolf Pack has outrebounded its opponent and the seventh time in eight contests. The team is now 5-2 when outrebounding its opponent this season.

- Sophomore London Giles turned in a career-high six assists in the game, while Fields matched his career high with five.

- Nevada shot a season-low 59.1 percent from the free throw line in the game (13-22) but turned in its fifth game this season at 50 percent or better from the field, shooting 53.7 percent overall. Nevada shot 60 percent in the second half, making 15-of-25 field goals.

- Sophomore Keith Olson saw the first action of his Wolf Pack career, turning in five points on 2-of-4 shooting and pulling down four rebounds in 11 minutes. The Gardnerville, Nev., native transferred to Nevada from Northern Arizona.

- Nevada returns to action Tuesday night, taking on BYU in the HOOPTV Las Vegas Classic at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Tuesday’s game will tip off at 12 p.m. Pacific Time and will be televised locally by KAME-TV 21.


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