Scores

Final

E Illinois 57

(4-4, 0-3 away)

Nevada 83

(6-3, 5-1 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 18, 2004

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    EIU 22 3557
    NEV 44 3983

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: G. Tandy 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Nevada: N. Fazekas 22 Pts, 7 Reb

    Nevada 83, Eastern Illinois 57

    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nick Fazekas scored 22 points for the second consecutive night to lead Nevada past Eastern Illinois, 83-57, in the championship game of the Dodge Holiday Classic Saturday.

    Kevinn Pinkney added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Ramon Sessions passed out 11 assists for Nevada (6-3), which won the tournament for the second straight year.

    The Wolf Pack, which only trailed once in the game at 9-8, outrebounded the Panthers (4-4) 40-27 and hit 27-of-54 shots, including 8-of-12 3-pointers.

    Nevada also dished 20 assists. After trailing, Nevada went on a 25-7 run to take a 33-16 lead with 5:54 to play.

    Mo Charlo, who scored a career-high 17 points, helped fuel the run with a pair of 3-pointers. David Ellis capped the run with a layup.

    Nevada went on a 14-0 run near the end of the first half and into the second half, ending on Kyle Shilohs 3-pointer that built a 49-22 lead with 19:06 left.

    Nevada extended its lead to 71-34, its biggest lead of the game, on Pinkney's dunk with 10:22 to play.

    The Wolf Pack took a 44-22 lead into halftime.

    Emanuel Dildy and George Tandy each had 12 points to lead Eastern Illinois Bobby Catchings added 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    NEV
    Points 57 83
    FG Made-Attempted 18-58 (.310) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 8-12 (.667)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 21-28 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 36

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