Nevada beats La. Tech 79-68 for WAC No. 2 seed

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RENO, Nev. (AP)—Luke Babbitt scored 29 points to lead Nevada to a 79-68 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Nevada (19-11, 11-5 Western Athletic Conference), which got 13 points each from Brandon Fields and Armon Johnson, earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament in Reno and plays seventh-seeded Idaho in a first-round game on Thursday.

The Wolf Pack tied with New Mexico State for second in the WAC standings but earned the tiebreaker by sweeping the season series between the schools.

Magnum Rolle scored 22 points for Louisiana Tech (22-9, 9-7). The Bulldogs, who were 17-2 at one point, lost seven of its last 12 games to finish fourth in the WAC and faces No. 5 Fresno State in a first-round game on Thursday.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Louisiana Tech
Magnum Rolle Magnum Rolle
8-20,  22 Pts
17 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Nevada
Luke Babbitt Luke Babbitt
8-18,  29 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists

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