Johnson’s 3-point play lifts Nevada by Idaho 67-66

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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP)—Armon Johnson hit a layup and a free throw with 2.9 seconds left to lift Nevada past Idaho 67-66 on Wednesday night.

Johnson led the Wolf Pack (14-9, 6-4 Western Athletic) with 23 points, while Luke Babbitt added 21.

Johnson sank a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to tie the game 64-64. Mac Hopson then hit two free throws with 6.2 seconds left to give the Vandals (11-12, 3-8) a 66-64 lead.

Johnson took the inbound pass, wove through traffic and went for the layup, drawing a foul from Kashif Watson and winning the game at the line.

Hopson led Idaho with 17 points.

Idaho came back from a 42-28 deficit at the half and led 59-54 with about 5 minutes to go. The Vandals outscored Nevada 38-25 in the second half.

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 Nevada
Armon Johnson Armon Johnson
8-18,  23 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Idaho
Mac Hopson Mac Hopson
3-12,  17 Pts
7 Rebs, 8 Assists

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