Colorado State Tops UNLV, 95-77
Rebels drop another league game.
CSU cruises to victory.
The Colorado State Rams picked up an impressive home 95-77(16-8) victory over UNLV Runnin Rebels, following this win CSU moves into a tie for second place with Boise State. The Rams are now (7-4) in conference play.
Nico Carvacho tallied up 16 points and 11 rebounds. The CSU senior center caused problems for the Rebels. Coach T.J. Otzelberger said after the game “ that Carvacho was hard to guard one on one”.
It was not just Carvacho that gave Unlv trouble. Freshman guard Isaiah Stevens dropped 21 points shooting 5-of-5 from 3. He only missed one shot from the field finishing the game 7-of-8 from the field.
For UNLV Bryce Hamilton finished with 28 points. Hamilton has been on a roll lately offensively. Donnie Tillman was the only other Rebel in double figures with 15 points
UNLV now falls to (11-12) 6-4 in the Mountain West this loss makes it three in a row for the Rebels.
UNLV got off to a slow start only scoring 10 points in the first 8 minutes. The team found a way to get back into the game. The officiating was tight early on and Bryce Hamilton took advantage driving to the hoop.
Combine Hamilton’s aggressiveness with Donnie Tillman knocking down 3-pointers and the Rebels managed to get a 33-25 lead with under four minutes to go in the first half. For the remainder of the half UNLV went 1-of-6 from behind the arc. All those misses coincided with a 16-3 run for the Rams. The Rams finished the half on top 41-36.
In the second half The rams picked up right were the left off before the break, knocking down more 3-pointers. The rams are at their best when they move the ball around.
The team got hot and were almost unstoppable. They finished the game shooting 64 percent from 3. By comparison UNLV shot 15 more 3-pointers than the Rams and still could not out shoot CSU. The Rams got to the line often as well. Coach Medved’s team could do no wrong.
The CSU Rams take on the Fresno State Bulldogs in Fresno at the Save Mart Center. Fresno is coming off an impressive win against New Mexico.
For UNLV the Rebels road trip continues as they travel to Logan to take on Utah State. In their last Matchup the Rebels scored an upset victory over the Aggies.