Kemp shines as Nevada wins at SJS
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) – Marcelus Kemp picked up the scoring slack in
Nick Fazekas’ absence with 33 points, as No. 19 Nevada bested San Jose State,
72-63 in a Western Athletic Conference battle.
Kemp shot 12-of-23 from the floor and hit five three-pointers for the Wolfpack
(15-1, 3-0 WAC), who were without Fazekas due to an ankle injury he suffered
on Monday against Boise State.
Kyle Shiloh donated 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, and Ramon
Sessions had eight points and seven rebounds in Nevada’s eighth straight win
since its lone loss of the season to UNLV.
Menelik Barbary paced San Jose State with 23 points and nine rebounds, while
Carton Spencer had 16 points for the Spartans (1-14, 0-3), who have lost eight
in a row overall and nine straight to Nevada.
San Jose State kept it close and trailed by just two, 34-32, after the first
half. The Spartans actually shot better from the field in the opening frame,
hitting on 48.4 percent of their shots to Nevada’s 43.3 clip.
However, the Wolfpack won the game from long distance. They drilled seven
treys in the first half, and hit another on 5-of-7 from long range in the
second. In all, Nevada hit 63.2 percent of its three-pointers.
San Jose State struggled to keep pace from behind the arc, and finished 4-
Nevada is a perfect 5-0 in true road games, while San Jose State is 1-3 at
home…Kemp also had eight rebounds, while Dennis Ikolev added eight points
and six boards for Nevada…Jamon Hill had seven points and five rebounds in
the loss…The Spartans still lead the all-time series, 46-39.