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Colorado State downs Sacramento State 72-61

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Prentiss Nixon scored 16 points, J.D. Paige added 15, and Colorado State beat Sacramento State 72-61 Friday night in a season opener to win its fifth straight against the Hornets.

Deion James scored 10 points and Che Bob grabbed 10 rebounds and added eight points for the Rams, who shot 38.1 percent from the floor to Sacramento State's 31.7 percent.

Colorado State pulled away for good on a 9-0 run sparked by Bob's jumper early in the second half and led 53-38 after Paige's 3-point play with 13:05 to go. The Hornets pulled to within 68-61 with 10-0 run capped by Jordan Tolbert's 3 -pointer with 3:32 left, but got no closer.

The Rams opened with an 11-0 run but the Hornets rallied to a 26-25 lead on Tolbert's 3-pointer. Robbie Berwick's 3-point play sparked a 9-2 run and Colorado State led 34-32 at halftime.

Justin Strings scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Sacramento State. Tolbert also scored 19 and shot 3 of 6 from behind the arc.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Sac. State 0-1 322961
home team logo Colorado St. 1-0 343872
Team Stats
away team logo Sac. State 0-1 70.9 PPG 36.1 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Colorado St. 1-0 74.8 PPG 36.1 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
0
M. Graves 17.0 PPG 4.7 RPG 5.4 APG 42.2 FG%
32
N. Carvacho 16.1 PPG 12.9 RPG 2.1 APG 59.2 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
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