San Diego 65, Nevada 51
SAN DIEGO (AP)—Rob Jones scored 23 points and Gyno Pomare added 12 in his first game to lead San Diego to a 65-51 win over Nevada on Tuesday night.
Jones was nearly perfect for San Diego (1-1), which led the entire game. Jones hit 10 of 12 shots, including two to start the second half as the Toreros increased their 10-point halftime lead to 43-27.
Nevada (1-1), shot 32.7 percent from the field, including 24.1 percent in the second half as it fell behind by as many as 25 points.
Joey Shaw led Nevada with 16 points and Malik Cooke had 13. Freshman Luke Babbitt, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds in his college debut, was held to three points.
Pomare, the Toreros’ starting center, saw his first action after serving a one-game suspension, He was 6-for-7 from the floor in 17 minutes off the bench.
Brandon Johnson scored 13 points for San Diego, which shot 54 percent from the floor. The Toreros made 66.7 percent of their shots in the first half when they took a 37-27 halftime lead.