Shaw leads way as Nevada defeats Houston 112-99
RENO, Nev. (AP)—Joey Shaw scored 26 points to lead Nevada to a 112-99 victory over Houston on Saturday night.
Brandon Fields added 24 points and Armon Johnson 22 points and 12 assists for the Wolf Pack (2-1).
Aubrey Coleman scored 34 points and Adam Brown 25 for the Cougars (1-1).
Luke Babbitt had 14 points and 17 rebounds for Nevada.
The Wolf Pack led by as many as 26 points, 84-58 with 13:52 left, before Houston rallied to pull to within 100-94 on a three-point play by Desmond Wade with 5 minutes left.
Nevada responded with a 8-0 run, including six points by Shaw, to put the game out of reach.
Nevada led 61-44 at halftime, sparked by the hot hand of Fields who had 22 points in the first half on 9 of 11 shooting.