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Late basket lifts Nevada over Hawaii


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POSTED: Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nevada guard Armon Johnson hit a game-winning, twisting layup with 7 seconds left to send the Wolf Pack to a 47-46 victory over the Rainbow Warriors before a crowd of 4,475 tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.

UH was out of timeouts, which proved critical. Hiram Thompson drove up court to the left but came up short on an off-balance floater with 2 seconds left. Players battled for the loose ball as the horn sounded and Wolf Pack players celebrated on the court as dejected Hawaii players slumped back to the bench.