Boxscore
Colorado St. 66, UNLV 59
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado
Officials - Michael Reed, Verne Harris, Mike Littlewood
Attendance - 8371

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
UNLV 41 18 59
Colorado St. 26 40 66

Recap


COLORADO STATE 66, UNLV 59:
Dorian Green had 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half as the host Rams overcame a 15-point halftime deficit.

UNLV’s hopes of earning its first Mountain West title since 2000 are effectively over. San Diego State and New Mexico each won Wednesday, and the Rebels (24-7, 8-5 MWC) trail both by one game with one to play.

Colorado State (18-10, 7-6), meanwhile, climbed into a tie for fourth with TCU, which will host San Diego State on Saturday in the season finale.

UNLV took a 41-26 lead at halftime before coming unglued. The Rams used a 27-11 run to take a 53-52 lead - its first of the game - with 6:57 left. From there, they extended the lead to five as the Rebels couldn’t convert on the offensive end.

The Rebels made only two field goals over the game’s final 11 minutes and were outscored 40-18 in the second half. They missed 10 of their final 12 shots and also committed three turnovers.

Oscar Bellfield had a team-high 17 points for UNLV, but 14 of them came in the first half. Anthony Marshall finished with 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting and also grabbed six rebounds.

Wes Eikmeier had 11 points and Pierce Hornung added six points and eight rebounds for the Rams, who finished unbeaten at home in league play for the first time since the 1960-61 season.

The blown lead was nothing new to UNLV. In a 102-97 loss at TCU on Feb. 14, the Rebels blew an 18-point second half deficit.

GAME NOTEBOOK: All seven of UNLV’s losses have come on the road. … The Rams improved to 3-3 against ranked opponents, the first time in school history they defeated three ranked teams. … Colorado State held a 32-27 advantage in rebounds. … The Rebels fell to 33-10 in the all-time series and 14-6 in Fort Collins. ... UNLV's Mike Moser, who entered the game averaging 14.2 points and 11.0 rebounds, had five points and two rebounds in 26 minutes before fouling out.

UNLV Runnin' Rebels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Oscar Bellfield 38:00 6-11 5-8 0-0 0 4 4 5 1 0 1 0 17
Brice Massamba 20:00 2-3 0-0 1-4 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 5
Justin Hawkins 23:00 2-6 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 4
Mike Moser 26:00 1-10 1-4 2-2 0 2 2 1 5 1 2 1 5
Anthony Marshall 32:00 5-9 0-1 1-1 3 3 6 3 2 1 4 2 11
Chace Stanback 30:00 4-12 1-4 0-0 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 0 9
Carlos Lopez 6:00 1-2 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Reggie Smith 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Quintrell Thomas 12:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 0
Kendall Wallace 11:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 200 22-56 8-21 7-11 8 19 27 13 15 5 10 4 59
  39.3% 38.1% 63.6% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Colorado St. Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Wes Eikmeier 35:00 5-15 1-7 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 11
Dorian Green 37:00 6-11 0-4 4-4 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 1 16
Dwight Smith 14:00 1-3 0-1 4-4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
Will Bell 27:00 2-4 0-0 5-6 1 2 3 1 5 0 2 1 9
Kaipo Sabas 21:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 5 6 1 2 0 2 0 3
Pierce Hornung 21:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 5 3 8 0 1 4 0 2 6
Greg Smith 18:00 3-6 1-2 2-2 1 5 6 1 3 0 1 0 9
Jesse Carr 27:00 2-6 1-2 1-2 0 6 6 1 1 0 3 0 6
TOTAL 200 23-53 4-18 16-18 8 24 32 10 14 5 10 5 66
  43.4% 22.2% 88.9% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10
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