Scores

Final

Nevada 68

(16-9, 8-4 WAC)

Boise State 77

(18-6, 9-3 WAC)

9:00 PM ET, February 14, 2008

Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

1 2 T
NEV 30 3868
BSU 42 3577

Top Performers

Nevada: M. Kemp 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Boise State: M. Nelson 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

Boise St. 77, Nevada 68

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Reggie Larry scored 20 points, Matt Nelson added 19 and Boise State beat Nevada 77-68 on Thursday night.

Boise State, which leads the nation in field goal percentage, rode 62 percent shooting to build a 42-30 halftime lead, then held off Nevada in the second half.

The Wolf Pack cut Boise State's lead to 58-53 with 9:33 left. But four consecutive free throws by Larry and Nelson, and a Nelson basket put the Broncos (18-6, 9-3 Western Athletic Conference) back ahead by 11 with 8 minutes left.

Marcelus Kemp led Nevada's second half comeback with 17 of his 22 points in the second half. Brandon Fields added 12 for the Wolf Pack (16-9, 8-4 WAC) and Armon Johnson had 11.

Boise State set the tone early, jumping out to an 11-0 lead and never trailing. Boise State swept both games from Nevada for the first time since the 1998-99 season.

Nevada was hindered when starting forward Demarshay Johnson left the game early with an ankle sprain and didn't return until late in the game. He scored only 2 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
BSU
Points 68 77
FG Made-Attempted 22-61 (.361) 28-59 (.475)
3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 6-12 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 18-21 (.857) 15-22 (.682)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 18

2007-08 Season

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