Scores

Final

Idaho 78

(7-7, 1-0 WAC)

Nevada 73

(7-7, 0-1 WAC)

    10:05 PM ET, January 3, 2009

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    IDHO 35 4378
    NEV 33 4073

    Top Performers

    Idaho: M. Hopson 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nevada: M. Cooke 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Idaho 78, Nevada 73

    Associated Press

    RENO, Nev. -- Mac Hopson and Luciano de Souza each scored 16 points and the Idaho Vandals turned back the Nevada Wolf Pack, 78-73, Saturday night in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

    Kashif Watson added 13 points as Idaho (7-7, 1-0) snapped a nine-game losing streak to Nevada.

    Nevada (7-7, 0-1) was led by Brandon Fields' 19 points. Malik Cooke added 13 for the Wolf Pack.

    Idaho trailed 65-62 with 2:48 to play after a three-point play by Cooke. Hopson then drove the lane for a bucket and Watson hit a pair of free throws and a short jumper in the lane for a 66-65 Idaho lead with 1:53 to go.

    De Souza had a dunk for a 71-65 Idaho lead with 31 seconds to play.

    Idaho led 35-33 at halftime. De Souza led Idaho with 11 points at halftime on the strength of three 3-pointers.

    Marvin Jefferson scored eight points inside and De Souza hit a 3-pointer as the Vandals jumped out to a 15-3 lead six minutes into the game. Fields scored 10 of Nevada's first 14 points to keep the game close early.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IDHO
    NEV
    Points 78 73
    FG Made-Attempted 26-50 (.520) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-24 (.792) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 5

    2008-09 Season

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