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NCAA Game Summary - Colorado State at UNLV



(Wednesday, February 26th)

Final Score: UNLV 78, Colorado State 70

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Dejean-Jones scored a team-high 19 points to go with nine rebounds, as the UNLV Runnin' Rebels held off the Colorado State Rams, 78-70, in a Mountain West Conference clash at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Kevin Olekaibe added 15 points for UNLV (18-10, 9-6 MWC), which had lost two in a row prior to this bout. Deville Smith netted 12 points, Jelan Kendrick scored 11, Khem Birch tallied eight points and nine rebounds and Roscoe Smith pulled down 11 boards.

J.J. Avila had a game-high 22 points and Daniel Bejarano wasn't far behind with 21 as CSU (15-14, 6-10) lost for the fourth time in five games. Jon Octeus pitched in 17 points for the visitors before fouling out, while both Avila and Bejarano collected eight rebounds.

UNLV shot 47.2 percent from the field in the first half, including 6-of-15 from the 3-point range, as it carried a 41-31 lead into intermission. CSU lagged behind at a modest 40 percent shooting.

The Rams battled back after halftime, using a 15-4 run midway through the frame to bring their deficit to just one with under nine minutes to play, but they could never overtake the lead. The Rebels shot 5-of-6 at the free-throw line in the final minute to put the finishing touches on the victory.

UNLV earned a 48-35 advantage in the rebounding battle and outscored CSU in the paint, 34-22.

02/27 01:24:49 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
EDM 2
CAR 2
 
Final
SFG 2
KAN 3
 
Final
ORL 92
DAL 117
Final
TOR 83
NYK 80
Final
MEM 98
MIA 104
Final
CHI 112
MIN 113
Final
HOU 96
SAN 87
4th
UTA 96
PHO 99
 
3rd
LAL 51
SAC 51
 
2nd
GSW 50
DEN 36
 
2nd
LAC 36
POR 51
 
Final
CIN 34
SFLA 17
Final
SALABAMA 27
TROY 13
 
3rd
BSU 48
BYU 23
 
2nd
CAL 14
OREG 24
 
Final
NJD 2
DAL 3
Final
WIN 2
TAM 4
3rd
COL 6
VAN 3
 
3rd
EDM 2
CAR 2
 
2nd
ANA 3
CLB 1