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