Scores

Final

Nevada 62

(14-4, 7-1 WAC)

Rice 59

(10-5, 5-2 WAC)

    3:05 PM ET, January 22, 2005

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    NEV 34 2862
    RICE 25 3459

    Top Performers

    Nevada: R. Sessions 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl

    Rice: J. McKrieth 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 5 Stl, 2 Blk

    Nevada 62, Rice 59

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Ramon Sessions scored 15 points as Nevada stayed in first place in the Western Athletic Conference by beating Rice 62-59 Saturday.

    Nevada (14-4, 7-1 WAC) jumped out to a nine-point halftime lead and held on in the second half for its third straight win.

    Rice (10-5, 5-2) lost its first game at home this season-- dropping to 9-1.

    Michael Harris scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Jason McKrieth added 18 points for the Owls.

    The Wolf Pack, who jumped out to an 18-9 lead to open the game, led 34-25 at halftime.

    Rice opened the second half on 17-9 surge to pull within 43-42 midway through the second half.

    Nevada's Nick Fazekas had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyle Shiloh and Kevinn Pinkney each had 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEV
    RICE
    Points 62 59
    FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 21-56 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 4-21 (.190)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-27 (.556) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 1

    2004-05 Season

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