RENO, Nev. -- — Jarod Lucas' 19 points helped Nevada defeat Air Force 72-52 on Friday.
Lucas added five rebounds for the Wolf Pack (18-6, 8-3 Mountain West Conference). Will Baker added 17 points while shooting 8 of 10 from the field, and he also had eight rebounds. Nick Davidson recorded 10 points and shot 1 of 1 from the field and 8 for 8 from the line.
Nevada took the lead with 9:23 left in the first half and did not give it up. The score was 31-28 at halftime, with Kenan Blackshear racking up seven points. Nevada extended its lead to 67-47 during the second half, fueled by a 20-1 scoring run. Lucas scored a team-high 14 points in the second half as his team closed out the win.
Both teams next play Tuesday. Nevada visits New Mexico and Air Force hosts Colorado State.
- Larry Spaulding
- Gregory Nixon
- Mike Reed