Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Greg Smith registered a double-double of 28 points
and 12 rebounds to lead the charge as the Colorado State Rams came from behind
to defeat the Nevada Wolf Pack, 73-69, in a Mountain West Conference duel at
the Lawlor Events Center.
Colton Iverson also recorded a double-double for Colorado State (19-4, 6-2
MWC) with 10 points and 16 boards. Dorian Green and Wes Eikmeier tallied 11
points apiece as the Rams collected their fourth win in a row.
Nevada (11-11, 2-6) was unable to hang on despite a spectacular, 31-point
showing by Malik Story, who finished 11-of-17 from the field and 7-of-11 from
beyond the arc. Deonte Burton added 11 points in the Wolf Pack's third-
Story made his first four field goal attempts to spark an early Nevada run
that put the hosts ahead, 20-8, with 12:06 left before the intermission.
Despite shooting just 34.5 percent from the floor in the first half, the Rams
managed to narrow the deficit and went into the intermission trailing, 33-31.
Colorado State heated up after the break to hit on 50 percent of its shots
from the floor while the Wolf Pack made 40.7 percent of their field goal
tries. Story sank a free throw attempt with just over two minutes remaining in
regulation to even the score at 67, but Iverson put in a layup with only 40
seconds before the buzzer to put the Rams on top for good. Eikmeier sank all
four of his attempts at the charity stripe in the final minute to clinch the
road win for Colorado State.
The Rams held a sizeable, 46-30, advantage in the rebounding battle and
outscored Nevada, 36-22, in the paint to survive their trip to Reno.
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