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UNLV comeback tops Colorado State in opener, 78-76

LAS VEGAS (AP) Cheikh Mbacke Diong scored a layup with a second left to cap a second-half UNLV comeback in its Mountain West Conference opener with Colorado State, 78-76 on Wednesday night.

The Runnin' Rebels trailed by 10, 61-51 with 12:58 left in their first home game since December 1.

Kris Clyburn started the comeback, sandwiching a 3 and a layup around Joel Ntambwe's jumper and Amauri Hardy scored at the basket with 9:37 remaining to make it 63-60. Noah Robotham's 3 with 1:30 left tied the game at 76-76. The Rams missed two layups and Paige misfired on a 3-point attempt with :33 left. Hardy missed a jumper with :02 left and Diong grabbed the carom and put it back for the game winner.

Clyburn and Ntambwe each scored 17 points and Clyburn and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua each grabbed 12 rebounds for UNLV (7-6).

Nico Carvacho scored 28 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for Colorado State, which opened conference on the road for the fourth consecutive season. Paige finished with 20 points on 3-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

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Key Players
N. Carvacho
S. Juiston
10 F
28.8 Min. Per Game 28.8
10.8 Pts. Per Game 10.8
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
8.8 Reb. Per Game 8.8
57.9 Field Goal % 44.3
0.0 Three Point % 30.8
53.4 Free Throw % 57.1
  Bad pass turnover on Adam Thistlewood, stolen by Kris Clyburn 1.0
+ 2 Cheikh Mbacke Diong made layup 1.0
  Offensive rebound by Cheikh Mbacke Diong 2.0
  Amauri Hardy missed jump shot 4.0
  Defensive rebound by Joel Ntambwe 30.0
  J.D. Paige missed 3-pt. jump shot 32.0
  Defensive rebound by Nico Carvacho 54.0
  Cheikh Mbacke Diong missed free throw 54.0
  Personal foul on J.D. Paige 54.0
  Defensive rebound by Cheikh Mbacke Diong 52.0
  Nico Carvacho missed layup 54.0
Team Stats
Points 76 78
Field Goals 31-66 (47.0%) 25-74 (33.8%)
3-Pointers 4-16 (25.0%) 8-34 (23.5%)
Free Throws 10-18 (55.6%) 20-24 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 40 53
Offensive 8 21
Defensive 29 29
Team 3 3
Assists 11 14
Steals 5 5
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 7 8
Fouls 20 17
Technicals 0 0
28 PTS, 20 REB, 4 AST
17 PTS, 12 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Colorado State 5-9 433376
home team logo UNLV 7-6 364278
Team Stats
away team logo Colorado State 5-9 75.2 PPG 36.5 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo UNLV 7-6 74.6 PPG 42.2 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
32
N. Carvacho F 16.0 PPG 13.2 RPG 2.0 APG 60.1 FG%
24
J. Ntambwe F 12.4 PPG 5.4 RPG 0.5 APG 43.6 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Carvacho F 28 PTS 20 REB 4 AST
J. Ntambwe F 17 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
47.0 FG% 33.8
25.0 3PT FG% 23.5
55.6 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Carvacho 28 20 4 12/16 0/0 4/10 3 34 0 0 1 8 12
J. Paige 20 4 3 7/18 3/6 3/4 2 33 4 0 1 0 4
A. Masinton-Bonner 10 2 2 4/9 0/1 2/2 2 32 0 0 1 0 2
A. Thistlewood 5 1 0 2/7 1/5 0/0 2 31 0 1 2 0 1
K. Moore 2 6 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 4 26 0 0 1 0 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Carvacho 28 20 4 12/16 0/0 4/10 3 34 0 0 1 8 12
J. Paige 20 4 3 7/18 3/6 3/4 2 33 4 0 1 0 4
A. Masinton-Bonner 10 2 2 4/9 0/1 2/2 2 32 0 0 1 0 2
A. Thistlewood 5 1 0 2/7 1/5 0/0 2 31 0 1 2 0 1
K. Moore 2 6 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 4 26 0 0 1 0 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
H. Edwards 9 2 0 4/7 0/1 1/2 0 18 1 0 1 0 2
K. Martin 2 1 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 4 20 0 0 0 0 1
L. Ryan 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 6 0 0 0 0 1
R. Berwick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Jenkins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Sabino II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Tyson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Schoemann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Bannec - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 37 11 31/66 4/16 10/18 20 200 5 1 7 8 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Clyburn 17 12 1 6/18 2/8 3/3 1 38 2 1 1 5 7
J. Ntambwe 17 6 0 5/16 2/10 5/5 1 35 0 1 0 2 4
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 13 12 0 2/7 0/0 9/10 4 16 1 0 0 8 4
N. Robotham 11 2 2 4/8 3/7 0/0 2 30 1 0 2 1 1
A. Hardy 11 1 9 5/10 1/3 0/0 2 34 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Clyburn 17 12 1 6/18 2/8 3/3 1 38 2 1 1 5 7
J. Ntambwe 17 6 0 5/16 2/10 5/5 1 35 0 1 0 2 4
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 13 12 0 2/7 0/0 9/10 4 16 1 0 0 8 4
N. Robotham 11 2 2 4/8 3/7 0/0 2 30 1 0 2 1 1
A. Hardy 11 1 9 5/10 1/3 0/0 2 34 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Diong 5 10 1 2/2 0/0 1/4 4 19 1 1 2 3 7
T. Beck 4 3 0 1/6 0/2 2/2 0 10 0 0 2 2 1
B. Hamilton 0 2 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 0 2
T. Woodbury 0 2 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 0 2
N. Blair - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Coupet Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Dembele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sljivancanin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Juiston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Bangai - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 50 14 25/74 8/34 20/24 17 200 5 3 8 21 29