for this game

Johnson's 3-point play lifts Nevada by Idaho 67-66

Feb 11, 2010 - 6:43 AM MOSCOW, Idaho(AP) -- Armon Johnson hit a layup and a free throw with 2.9 seconds left to lift Nevada past Idaho 67-66 on Wednesday night.

Johnson led the Wolf Pack (14-9, 6-4 Western Athletic) with 23 points, while Luke Babbitt added 21.

Johnson sank a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to tie the game 64-64. Mac Hopson then hit two free throws with 6.2 seconds left to give the Vandals (11-12, 3-8) a 66-64 lead.

Johnson took the inbound pass, wove through traffic and went for the layup, drawing a foul from Kashif Watson and winning the game at the line.

Hopson led Idaho with 17 points.

Idaho came back from a 42-28 deficit at the half and led 59-54 with about 5 minutes to go. The Vandals outscored Nevada 38-25 in the second half.