Colorado State vs UNLV

UNLV pulls away vs. Colorado St.


LAS VEGAS -- Oscar Bellfield appears to have his shooting touch back for No. 11 UNLV, giving the Runnin' Rebels another dimension to an ensemble that has won five straight games and 12 of its last 13.

Bellfield and Chace Stanback both scored 16 points as UNLV pushed past Colorado State 82-63 on Wednesday night.

"Oscar needed it for Oscar but more importantly, his teammates have confidence in him," UNLV coach Dave Rice said. "He's continued to have confidence."

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Bellfield was 4 of 8 from beyond the 3-point line in matching a season-high for points he set earlier this season against then-No. 1 North Carolina.

Bellfield is shooting 44.4 percent over his last three games after making just five field goals combined during his previous three games -- including a 1-for-12 performance against then-No. 22 San Diego State to open Mountain West Conference play.

"He's back making the shots he's capable of," Rice said.

Anthony Marshall and Mike Moser scored 13 points each for the Runnin' Rebels (21-3, 5-1). Moser fell two rebounds shy of a double-double, ending a four-game personal streak for the reigning conference player of the week.

The Rams (14-7, 3-3) came within two points of UNLV after starting the second half on an 11-0 run. But the Rebels responded with a 15-4 spurt started by Stanback and Marshall to put the game out of reach.

"In 2 minutes, our lead was gone," Colorado State coach Tim Miles said. "We gave them three possessions without touching the ball."

Wes Eikmeier led Colorado State with 18 points, while Dorian Green scored 15.

UNLV fell behind 19-12 nearly 7 minutes into the game, then went on a 20-2 run over the next 8 minutes to take a 32-21 lead.

"We got off to a rough start," Rice said. "We picked up our defensive intensity."

With the game tied at 19, Reggie Smith pulled up for a long 3-pointer to give the Rebels the lead for good, one possession after missing two free throws.

UNLV shot 50 percent for the game with 27 fast-break points and 17 points off turnovers.

Green scored 10 points in the first half, seven during Colorado State's early run.

The Rams were looking to make the conference race even more chaotic after beating then-No. 13 San Diego State by 17 points on Saturday night.

UNLV noticed.

"Colorado State had our full attention," Rice said.

Against UNLV, the Rams ended up with 12 turnovers compared with eight assists, and were outrebounded 39-28. Colorado State shot 41.1 percent, 46.2 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

The Rebels' reserves scored 20 points, led by Quintrell Thomas with nine in 17 minutes.

The teams observed a moment of silence before the game to honor former UNLV coach Charlie Spoonhour, who died Wednesday at 72.

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Rebels guard Anthony Marshall adds 13 points to help UNLV cruise against Colorado State. (AP)
Rebels guard Anthony Marshall adds 13 points to help UNLV cruise against Colorado State. (AP)
Colorado State (14-7)352863
UNLV #11 (21-3) «483482
COST:W. Eikmeier 18 Pts
COST:G. Smith 7 Reb
COST:C. Mann 3 Ast
UNLV:C. Stanback 16 Pts
UNLV:M. Moser 8 Reb
UNLV:A. Marshall 7 Ast

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Colorado StateUNLV
Wes Eikmeier
Oscar Bellfield
Colorado State Rams
D. Green, G385-112-331415
W. Bell, F322-74-55018
W. Eikmeier, G318-160-041318
P. Hornung, F313-60-05256
G. Smith, F264-104-471413
D. Smith, G140-00-01020
J. Carr, G110-31-21101
K. Sabas, G100-00-00100
C. Mann, G60-20-01300
T. Williams, C11-10-00002
C. Calcaterra, CDid Not Play
Totals 23-5611-1427101963
UNLV Rebels
C. Stanback, G-F335-115-553216
O. Bellfield, G336-130-036016
A. Marshall, G335-103-447213
M. Moser, F305-100-082313
B. Massamba, F-C232-30-26134
Q. Thomas, F173-43-46109
J. Hawkins, G172-72-23226
R. Smith, G121-10-21113
B. Cheaney, G11-10-00002
W. Norman, G10-00-00100
K. Wallace, GDid Not Play
C. Lopez, FDid Not Play
K. Mashour, G-FDid Not Play
B. Glenn, CDid Not Play
Totals 30-6013-1936241382
Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boise St.0-010-130
Fresno St.0-09-2110
San Diego St0-07-377
Air Force0-05-5310
Utah St.0-05-6207
Colorado St.0-04-6149
New Mexico0-03-7219
San Jose St.0-02-7340
Other games
Indiana 56 Final
Michigan 68
GT 54 Final
Florida St 68
UConn 44 Final
Illinois St 74 Final
CREI 102
Oklahoma 62 Final
Kansas 84
Baylor 63 Final
Tx A&M 60
Boise St 56 Final