SAN FRANCISCO – Cold shooting in the second half doomed Nevada Thursday, as the Pack let a halftime lead slip away and fell, 73-70, at San Francisco.
Nevada (1-3) shot 60.0 percent and went 6-for-8 from deep over the first 20 minutes, but failed to hit in eight attempts from deep in the second half. San Francisco (5-0) opened the second half with 11-straight points, and got a go-ahead triple from Jamaree Bouyea with 33.3 seconds to go to cap the win.
The Bouyea triple capped a wild final three minutes that saw four lead changes. With San Francisco up 67-62 with 4:32 to play following a jumper from Gabe Stefanini, AJ Bramah got the Pack back into it with a bucket, and Desmond Cambridge Jr. scored four-straight points, including the go-ahead jumper with 2:41 to go, to make it 68-67.
Bramah would come through again on the second chance, tipping in a Grant Sherfield miss to make it 70-69.
Nevada would get one more chance at the win, but Cambridge Jr.’s three would go off the mark with 3.3 seconds left.
Nevada let Will Baker’s career night go for naught, as the Texan poured in 24 points on 10-for-11 shooting, including three triples. Cambridge Jr. finished the night with 15 points, while Bramah had 11.
The Pack heads back out of the road to complete its five-game away stretch, competing at the Mammoth Sports Construction Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, S.D., Nov. 22-24. Nevada opens the three-games-in-three-days run Monday, Nov. 22, against South Dakota State, and continues Nov. 23 against George Mason, and Nov. 24 against Washington.