Scores

Final

San Jose State 69

(13-17, 6-10 WAC)

Nevada 78

(20-11, 11-5 WAC)

9:00 PM ET, March 12, 2009

Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

1 2 T
SJSU 31 3869
NEV 37 4178

Top Performers

San Jose State: D. Wright 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Nevada: L. Babbitt 30 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Nevada 78, San Jose St. 69

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- Freshman Luke Babbitt scored 11 of his game-high 30 points in the first five minutes of the second half to lead Nevada to a 78-69 victory over San Jose State in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Thursday.

Malik Cooke added 16 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots, and Armon Johnson had 14 points for the second-seeded Wolf Pack (20-11), who posted their sixth consecutive 20-win season.

They advance to Friday night's semifinal against sixth-seeded Louisiana Tech (15-17), which kncoked off Idaho 70-62.

DeShawn Wright scored a career-high 22 points, C.J. Webster 14 and Adrian Oliver 12 for San Jose State (13-17).

Babbitt made 12 of 13 free throws and shot 8-for-14 from the field. His explosive start to the second half turned Nevada's 37-31 halftime lead into a 50-41 advantage with 14:48 left in the game and the Wolf Pack led the rest of the way.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
NEV
Points 69 78
FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 26-50 (.520)
3P Made-Attempted 2-8 (.250) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 20-27 (.741)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 13

2008-09 Season

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Feb 12, 2009 NEV 80, @SJSU 68Recap
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