McGee scores 19 in Nevada’s 84-46 rout of San Jose State

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RENO, Nev. (AP)—JaVale McGee scored 19 points to lead Nevada over San Jose State 84-46 on Thursday night.

Marcelus Kemp had 14 points and Brandon Fields and Ray Kramer added 11 each for the Wolf Pack (14-8, 6-3 WAC), which never trailed in the game.

DaShawn Wright had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (10-12, 2-7 WAC).

McGee scored three consecutive baskets in the opening run of the second half that put the Wolf Pack up 55-28 with 15:12 left in the game. Nevada’s largest lead was 83-43 with 2:47 to play on a free throw by Malik Cooke, who also finished with 10 rebounds.

McGee had 13 points in the first half and keyed a 12-3 run early in the second half that put the game away for the Wolf Pack.

The Spartans fell behind 20-6 early in the first half, but pulled to within 8 points on a 3-pointer by Tim Pierce with 9:12 left. But Nevada closed the half with a 17-5 run, capped by Fields’ follow slam at the halftime buzzer that gave the Wolf Pack a 43-23 lead.

Thursday’s victory avenged a 62-60 loss to the Spartans in San Jose on Jan. 10 in the Wolf Pack’s conference opener.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 San Jose St.
DaShawn Wright DaShawn Wright
6-12,  12 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
JaVale McGee JaVale McGee
8-14,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

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