Nevada outlasts Hawaii in OT
Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) – Ramon Sessions scored 19 points to lead the
19th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack to a 68-66 overtime win against the Hawaii
Warriors at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Kyle Shiloh added 18 on 8-of-10 shooting for the Wolf Pack (16-1, 4-0 WAC),
who have run off nine straight wins. Marcelus Kemp pitched in with 11
and Denis Ikovlev grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
Ahmet Gueye posted a game-highs with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the
Warriors (10-7, 1-3), who have lost three of their last four games. Matt
Lojeski added 17 and six rebounds in the loss.
Sessions hit a spinning layup in the paint with 22 seconds left in the extra
period for a 68-66 Nevada lead, then after Hawaii called a timeout, Gueye
missed from underneath the basket with 5.1 on the clock, but the Warriors
retained possession when the ball slipped out of bounds. On the subsequent
inbound, a contested ball was ruled in Nevada’s favor with the possession
A lob pass from underneath Hawaii’s basket to Sessions ran off the remaining
2.2 ticks of the clock, and the Wolf Pack escaped with the victory.
Neither team was able to enjoy a lead greater than three points in the first
half until Hawaii went on a 9-2 run to lead by seven midway through. Though
Nevada rallied to cut the deficit to one, the Warriors enjoyed a 30-26 lead at
The Wolf Pack slowly chipped away at their deficit, tying the game on three
occasions, before taking a 50-49 lead on Matt LaGrone’s pull-up jumper with
6:58 to go. Nevada extended that lead to 57-53 on a pair of Sessions free
throws with just over three minutes remaining.
When Bobby Nash made one-of-two from the free throw line with 1:35 to play, it
was a one-point lead, 60-59, for the home club. Dominic Waters then also made
one from the line with 31 seconds left, then Sessions followed with 18 seconds
to go on a driving layup for a 61-61 tie, and both teams headed for overtime.
Nevada leads the all-time series, 11-9…The Wolf Pack shot 43 percent from
the floor (28-of-65) while the Warriors hit on 40 percent (24-of-60)…Each
team scored 20 points in the paint, and both sides netted 12 second-chance
points…Hawaii outrebounded Nevada, 42-33.