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Babbitt leads Nevada to 88-82 win over Boise State

Jan 21, 2010 - 6:01 AM BOISE, Idaho(AP) -- Luke Babbitt had 29 points and 10 rebounds and to lead Nevada to an 88-82 victory over Boise State on Wednesday night.

Brandon Fields added 21 points for Nevada (12-7, 4-2 Western Athletic Conference), which has won four of its last five games.

The loss was the seventh in a row for Boise State (9-11, 0-7).

After Daequon Montreal's basket with 8:24 left pulled the Broncos to within 63-61, the Wolf Pack scored the next eight points. Four came on free throws after Boise State's Kurt Cunningham was called for a foul and an ensuing technical foul for slamming the basketball to the court.

Nevada led 76-64 before Boise State trimmed the lead to five. Babbitt then scored five straight points to push the lead back to 81-69 with 2:08 left.

Robert Arnold led Boise State with 21 points, Anthony Thomas added 19 and Ike Okoye had 16 and 13 rebounds.