Babbitt’s 17 points lead Nevada past Wagner 74-61

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RENO, Nev. (AP)—Luke Babbitt scored 17 points to lead Nevada past Wagner 74-61 on Saturday.

Armon Johnson added 12 points and Brandon Fields and Joey Shaw added 11 each for the Wolf Pack (6-4).

Chris Martin had 21 points and Michael Orock 15 for the Seahawks (1-9).

Nevada led 34-32 with 19 minutes to play before Babbitt sparked a 20-8 run over the next eight minutes. His 3-pointer gave the Wolf Pack a 54-40 lead with 10:43 left.

The Wolf Pack’s largest lead was 18 points, 63-45, with 6:56 left.

Wagner rallied against Nevada’s reserves in the final three minutes, but could get no closer than eight points at 69-61 on a steal and layup by Martin with 1:52 left.

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 Wagner
Chris Martin Chris Martin
7-15,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Nevada
Luke Babbitt Luke Babbitt
6-11,  17 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

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