Pacific defeats Nevada, 64-53

Pacific pulled a minor upset, defeating eighth-seeded Nevada, 64-53, in the first round of the NIT Season Tipoff Monday at Pauley Pavilion.

Sam Willard had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Demetrece Young had 14 points for Pacific, which held Nevada to 34.4% shooting from the field.

Pacific will face the winner of the late game between UCLA and Pepperdine Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Nevada will play the loser of that game Tuesday at 6.