Turnovers doom Nevada, which is ousted from MW Tournament by Boise State

Camariah King
Camariah King and the Wolf Pack fell just short against Boise State. (Jenna Holland/Nevada Sports Net)

The Nevada women's basketball team out-played Boise State in a number of areas Monday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament.

The Wolf Pack shot 50 percent from the field.

It held Boise State below 39 percent shooting.

It out-rebounded the Broncos by 12 on the glass.

And it hit a far better percentage of its three: 50 percent to Boise State's 29.2 percent.

But the the No. 8-seeded Wolf Pack was undone by two things -- turnovers and Boise State star Braydey Hodgins -- to drop a 72-67 decision to the top-seeded Broncos at Thomas & Mack Center, ending Nevada's season.

Nevada committed 23 turnovers to Boise State's eight, a possession differential of 15. And Hodgins dominated the contest, scoring a game-high 37 points with four assists. She made 10-of-18 field goals and 14-of-15 free throws as the Broncos made 21 free throws (out of 28 attempts) to Nevada's 11 makes from the charity stripe (out of 14). No other Broncos player reached double-figures in scoring.

The Wolf Pack was led by Jade Redmon, who scored 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting. She added five rebounds but also had six turnovers. Fellow senior Terae Briggs tallied 14 points and seven rebounds. Camariah King had 11 points and eight assists before fouling out, and freshman Emma Torbert had seven points and nine rebounds.

Nevada held Boise State without a field goal for the final 5 minutes, 59 seconds of the game but was unable to get past the Broncos. Nevada tied the game on two free throws by Essence Booker with 2:03 remaining. Rachel Bowers then made 1-of-2 free throws for Boise State with 1:32 left. With Nevada down one, King turned the ball over with 1:11 left but Boise State missed two ensuing free throws. Booker then turned the ball over with 34 seconds remaining. After Hodgins knocked down two free throws, Redmon missed a jumper and Marta Hermida hit two free throws to ice the game.

The Wolf Pack fell to 12-19 overall while Boise State improved to 26-4 to advance to the MW Tournament semifinals.

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