Nevada Comes Up Clutch Against Colorado State, 85-82
Wolf Pack break the Rams fan’s hearts
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Sherfield hits a #SherShot to send the Rams packing.
Grant Sherfield hit his one and only three point make of the night to send the Rams to the edge of the NCAA Tournament bubble. Colorado State led by as much as 13 at one point, but a stop-start game consisting of 53 fouls never really let the Rams get going.
The Rams jumped out to an 18-5 lead early as Nevada couldn’t buy a bucket for the first eight minutes of the game. But the Wolf Pack kept chipping away at the Rams lead and finally took their first lead of the game with 13:13 left in the second half.
From that point on, it was a back and forth battle with neither team leading by more than five points the rest of the way. The Rams forced a turnover with 40 seconds left in a tie game, but couldn’t get a shot up as David Roddy was forced into a turnover for the Rams that led to Sherfield’s game winning shot.
Grant Sherfield are you serious?!@NevadaHoops | @MountainWest pic.twitter.com/X8yrzL9YKi
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) March 6, 2021
Desmond Cambridge Jr led the way for the Wolf Pack with 20 points, he chipped in six rebounds, and he went 9-for-9 from the free throw line. Sherfield had 18 points on the night and also dished out six assists. Kane Milling (17 points) and Tre Coleman (11 points and six rebounds) were the other Wolf Pack players in double figures.
Roddy and Isaiah Stevens led the way for the Rams. Both finished with 20 points, while Roddy made it his third double-double in a row as he finished with 10 rebounds. Roddy also went a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line. Kendle Moore (15 points) and John Tonje (12 points) were the other Rams to join them in double figures.
The Mountain West tournament is next week for both teams. Nevada is locked in to play Boise State in the 4/5 matchup, while CSU is still up in the air with who they are going to play. Utah State could move up and bump CSU down to the third seed. And there’s still action elsewhere that could determine seeding for the rest of the conference.