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FSM Recap: UNLV vs Colorado State – Game 17- 2023

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (9-8 / 2-3) | Colorado State Rams (15-3 / 3-2)

 

It was UNLV vs Colorado State on Saturday night in Fort Collins, Colorado. Blow a late lead against Colorado State and fall to the Rams 78-75.

 

UNLV vs Colorado State | Franchise Sports Media
Photo Credit: Nathan Wright/Loveland Reporter-Herald

The UNLV men’s basketball team led for over 29 minutes of the game, but couldn’t hold on at the end falling to Colorado State 78-75 at Moby Arena Friday night.

Four Runnin’ Rebels scored in double figures, led by Keylan Boone’s game-high-tying 21 points and game-high eight rebounds. Kalib Boone added 14 points, while Dedan Thomas Jr. scored 11 with a game-high eight assists, and Rob Whaley Jr. added 10 points for UNLV.
Colorado State also had four players in double figures, led by Nique Clifford’s 21 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Stevens scored 18 points with seven assists and six rebounds, making four 3-pointers.
UNLV has made at least one 3-pointer in an NCAA-record 1,210 straight games.

 

UNLV vs Colorado State First Half:

 

 

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Photo Credit: Logan Newell/The Coloradoan

UNLV scored the first points of the game when Kalin Boone hit a jumper. Colorado State came right back and hit a three-pointer to take a one-point lead. After Keylan Boone scored for the RunninRebels, Colorado State another three-pointer to give them a two-point lead. 

Jackie Johnson III hit a 3-pointer for UNLV to extend their NCAA record 1,210 straight game with a three-pointer. But Colorado State quickly tied it back up at 14–14. UNLV went on a little run of their own taking a four-point lead thanks to Robert Whaley Jr. 

The Runnin’ Rebels extended their lead to six at 33–27 after Luis Rodriguez made the ball after grabbing his rebound. UNLV went to the brake with a seven-point lead, 39–32.

 

UNLV vs Colorado State 2nd Half:

 

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Photo Credit: Logan Newell/The Coloradoan

The second half got underway with UNLV extending their lead to six points at 41–35. Thanks to another Rodriguez layup. Later, Whaley Jr. Nailed two free throws to give UNLV a seven-point lead.

But Colorado State kept hanging around, even after the Runnin’ Rebels extended their lead to ten points at 52–42. But the Rams continued to battle and cut the lead to two points at 52–50. From that point on the game was a back-and-forth affair with each team taking a lead as well as losing it.

With four minutes to go in the game, UNLV held a two-point lead that Colorado State quickly cut into to tie it up. On the Runnin’ Rebels’ next possession, they turned the ball over, while Colorado State came down and drilled to three-pointer to take a three-point lead at 71–68.

DJ Thomas hit a spinning jumper to cut the Rams lead to one, but Patrick Cartier came down and drilled another three-pointer to extend the Rams lead to 74–70. Colorado State managed to hold onto the lead, at one point extending it to six points, but Justin Webster hit a three-pointer as time expired to make the final score, 78–75 Colorado State.

 

 

UNLV will remain on the road this week and travel to Fort Collins, Colorado, to play at Colorado State on Friday, January 19th, at 7:30 p.m. Thanks for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news today.

 

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