Nevada rolls past Idaho 87-71 in WAC quarterfinal

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Luke Babbitt scored 21 points to lead five Nevada players in double figures and the Wolf Pack poured in seven 3-pointers in the first half en route to an 87-71 win over Idaho Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament.

Brandon Fields had 15 points, Joey Shaw 14, Armon Johnson 13 and Dario Hunt 12 for the Wolf Pack (20-11). Nevada shot 55 percent from the field and made 10 of 18 from 3-point range.

Nevada reached 20 victories for the seventh straight season. In Friday's semifinals, the second-seeded Wolf Pack will meet third-seeded New Mexico State (20-11), which beat San Jose State 90-69 Thursday night.

Luciano de Souza had 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field for Idaho (15-16), which shot 40 percent from the field and missed 8 of 19 free throws.