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Chips Don't Fall in TU's Favor at Las Vegas Classic

Nevada's Armon Johnson tries to shoot over Tulsa's Joe Richard (AP Photo) Nevada's Armon Johnson tries to shoot over Tulsa's Joe Richard (AP Photo)

Originally Published: Dec 23, 2009 10:2 PM CDT

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Luke Babbitt scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Nevada over Tulsa 99-68 in the final round of the Las Vegas Classic on Wednesday night.

Brandon Fields and Armon Johnson each added 17 points for the Wolf Pack (7-5), and Ray Kraemer had 11.

Ben Uzoh led the Golden Hurricane (9-3) with 14 points while Jerome Jordan had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Tulsa took an early 5-2 lead, but Nevada then went on a 8-0 run and never trailed again. The Wolf Pack led 48-30 at intermission, started the second half with a 23-5 run and led by as many as 39.

Nevada shot 56.3 percent (36 for 64) while posting its second-highest point total this season. It scored 112 in a victory over Houston on Nov. 21.

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