Idaho Beats Nevada in Reno

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Mac Hopson and Luciano de Souza each scored 16 points and the Idaho Vandals turned back the Nevada Wolf Pack, 78-73, Saturday night in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Kashif Watson added 13 points as Idaho (7-7, 1-0) snapped a
nine-game losing streak to Nevada.

Nevada (7-7, 0-1) was led by Brandon Fields' 19 points. Malik
Cooke added 13 for the Wolf Pack.

Idaho trailed 65-62 with 2:48 to play after a three-point play
by Cooke. Hopson then drove the lane for a bucket and Watson hit a
pair of free throws and a short jumper in the lane for a 66-65
Idaho lead with 1:53 to go.

De Souza had a dunk for a 71-65 Idaho lead with 31 seconds to
play.

Idaho led 35-33 at halftime. De Souza led Idaho with 11 points
at halftime on the strength of three 3-pointers.

Marvin Jefferson scored eight points inside and De Souza hit a
3-pointer as the Vandals jumped out to a 15-3 lead six minutes into
the game. Fields scored 10 of Nevada's first 14 points to keep the
game close early.

BOX SCORE:

IDAHO 78, NEVADA 73
IDAHO (7-7)
Hopson 5-11 4-8 16, Simmons 1-2 1-2 4, Wiley 3-6 6-6 12, Watson 5-9 3-3 13, Jefferson 5-8 0-0 10, de Souza 6-9 1-1 16, Morris 1-5 4-4 7, Eisinger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-50 19-24 78.
NEVADA (7-7)
Burleson 2-5 0-0 6, Babbitt 2-11 1-2 5, Cooke 6-10 3-3 17, Johnson 2-8 5-8 9, Hunt 2-2 0-0 4, Fields 7-17 4-7 19, Shaw 3-7 2-2 8, Giles 0-1 2-2 2, Kraemer 1-2 0-0 3, R.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, A.Phillips 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 17-24 73.

Halftime-Idaho 35-33. 3-Point Goals-Idaho 7-11 (de Souza 3-4, Hopson 2-2, Simmons 1-1, Morris 1-4), Nevada 6-23 (Burleson 2-3, Cooke 2-3, Kraemer 1-1, Fields 1-7, Giles 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Babbitt 0-3, Shaw 0-3). Fouled Out-Jefferson. Rebounds-Idaho 31 (Simmons 6), Nevada 36 (Shaw 8). Assists-Idaho 19 (Hopson 8), Nevada 11 (Babbitt, Hunt, Johnson, Shaw 2). Total Fouls-Idaho 21, Nevada 19. A-6,064.


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