Babbitt scores 19 in Nevada’s 76-68 win over Idaho

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RENO, Nev. (AP)—Luke Babbitt scored 19 points and Armon Johnson added 17 to lead Nevada to a 76-68 win over Idaho on Saturday night.

Babbitt also grabbed nine rebounds for the Wolf Pack (11-7, 3-2 WAC), while Joey Shaw finished with 15 points and Brandon Fields scored 14.

Mac Hopson finished with 16 points to lead the Vandals (8-8, 1-4 WAC). Steffan Johnson had 13 points and Luiz Toledo added 12.

Nevada led 45-39 with 16:50 left before going on a 10-2 run over the next four minutes.

Ray Kraemer’s 3-pointer with about 12 minutes to go put the Wolf Pack up 55-41. Idaho could get no closer than nine points the rest of the way.

The Vandals led 21-11 midway through the first half before the Wolf Pack responded with a 25-9 run to close out the period leading 36-30. Johnson had 10 points during the run and Babbit had 8.

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5-8,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
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7-10,  19 Pts
9 Rebs, 4 Assists

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