Scores

Final

(9) Nevada 59

(25-7, 16-2 WAC)

(1) Illinois 71

(34-1, 15-1 Big Ten)

    5:40 PM ET, March 19, 2005

    1 2 T
    #9NEV 27 3259
    #1ILL 34 3771

    Top Performers

    Nevada: K. Pinkney 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl

    Illinois: J. Augustine 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Illinois overwhelms Nevada; UW-Milwaukee next

    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nick Fazekas and Marcelus Kemp scored 25 points each to lead No. 22 Nevada to a 78-72 victory over Humboldt State on Saturday night in an exhibition game.

    Mo Charlo added 11 points for the Wolf Pack, which opens their regular season Nov. 19 at home against Sacramento State.

    Grayson Moyer had 22 points, Kevin Johnson 19 and Jeremiah Ward 14 for the Division II Lumberjacks.

    Humboldt State built an 11-point lead in the first half, hitting seven 3-pointers. Moyer's 3-pointer with 8:10 left in the half put the Lumberjacks ahead 29-18.

    Nevada rallied with a 19-8 run to end the half tied at 37.

    Fazekas also had 11 rebounds for the Wolf Pack, who led by as many as 12 points in the second half. Kemp's basket with 3:44 left to play put Nevada ahead 74-62.

    Humboldt State went on a 10-0 run and pulled to within 74-72 with 28.8 seconds left.

    Lyndale Burleson and Kemp each hit a pair of free throws and Demarshay Johnson had a key steal with 14.6 seconds left to seal the victory for the Wolf Pack.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEV
    ILL
    Points 59 71
    FG Made-Attempted 20-54 (.370) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-25 (.640) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

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