Recap: Colorado State vs. Nevada
Fort Collins, CO (Sports Network) - Colton Iverson finished with 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Colorado State Rams over the Nevada Wolf Pack, 77-66, in a Mountain West Conference tilt at Moby Arena.
For the Rams (24-7, 11-5 MWC), Wes Eikmeier added 20 points, Greg Smith chipped in with 11 points and Pierce Hornung posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. As the No. 2 seed, Colorado State will meet the No. 7 seed Fresno State on Wednesday afternoon in the MWC Tournament.
Deonte Burton scored a game-high 27 points to pace the Wolf Pack (12-18, 3-13), while Malik Story finished with 14 points and Marqueze Coleman tallied 12 points. Nevada finishes as the No. 9 seed and takes on No. 8 Wyoming in the opening round of the tournament on Tuesday evening.
Colorado State connected on 57.1 percent from the field in the first half, as they took a 39-21 lead into halftime. Nevada shot just 40 percent from the field and missed all but one of nine 3-point tries in the half.
In the second half the Wolf Pack got hot, making 66.7 percent of their field goal attempts and 2-of-5 from beyond the 3-point arc. The Rams struggled, shooting just 31 percent from the field and only 1-of-8 from 3-point range. After trailing by 20 midway through the period, the Pack used a 13-2 run to get back into the contest, but they got no closer than seven as the Rams held on for the victory.
The Rams outscored the Wolf Pack at the free-throw line, 24-15, and finished with a 31-26 rebounding advantage.Game Notes