Fresno State 57

(13-19, 5-11 WAC)

Nevada 64

(21-10, 12-4 WAC)

    8:00 PM ET, March 13, 2008

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    FRES 19 3857
    NEV 31 3364

    Top Performers

    Fresno St: A. Blair 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nevada: J. McGee 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

    Nevada 64, Fresno St. 57

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- JaVale McGee had 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots and Marcelus Kemp responded after a scoreless first half with 12 points as Nevada beat Fresno State 64-57 on Thursday night.

    McGee hit 9-of-15 from the field, DeMarshay Johnson scored 11 points and second-seeded Nevada (21-10) advanced to the Western Athletic Conference semifinals.

    Alex Blair scored 14 points while Kevin Bell and Eddie Miller each had 11 for Fresno State (13-18), which trimmed a 31-19 halftime deficit to three points midway through the second half but couldn't close the gap.

    Bell's 3-pointer with 11:11 remaining cut the margin to 43-40, but McGee responded with a three-point play. The 7-foot-1 center drove for a dunk and added the free throw for a 46-40 lead.

    Nevada has won six straight over the Bulldogs, including a 76-63 win Saturday to close the regular season. McGee had 23 points and 14 rebounds in that one, helping the Wolf Pack to a fifth straight 20-win season.

    Kemp, Nevada's scoring leader with a 20.1 average, found an offensive rhythm after going 0-for-4 in the opening half. He kick-started the offense with a 3-pointer less than two minutes after halftime.

    McGee made up for Kemp's struggles with a big first half, leading the Wolf Pack to a 31-19 lead at the break. He was 5-for-7 from the field for 11 points with six rebounds.

    Nevada also used a 13-0 run, with McGee hitting a 3-pointer, to erase Fresno State's early 12-7 lead.

    Bell finished with four assists, making him Fresno State's career leader with 599. Dominic Young had 598 from 1995-97.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 57 64
    FG Made-Attempted 23-69 (.333) 25-59 (.424)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

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