Babbitt's 27 lead Nevada past Fresno State 74-70

2/18/10 in NCAABB

RENO, Nev. -- Luke Babbitt scored 27 points and Armon Johnson had 19 to lead Nevada past Fresno State 74-70 on Wednesday night.

Babbitt hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds left to seal the victory for the Wolf Pack (16-9, 8-4 Western Athletic Conference).

Paul George scored 26 points and Sylvester Seay 22 for the Bulldogs (13-14, 6-7).

A layup by Fresno State's Mike Ladd tied the game 66-66 with 5:40 to play. Babbitt then hit two free throws with 4:45 to go and two more with 4:01 to play to give Nevada a 70-66 lead. Both fouls were on Seay, fouling out the 6-foot-10 senior.

Seay scored 18 points and George had 12 as Fresno State took a 43-37 halftime lead.

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