The Colorado State Rams took a big step on Wednesday night towards securing an NCAA Tournament berth by upsetting No. 17 UNLV 66-59. The Rams trailed 41-26 at the half and came back from a 16-point second half deceit to score the victory. The win lifts the Rams to 18-10 overall and 7-6 in the Mountain West, while UNLV falls to 24-7, 8-5.
Dorian Green scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half to spark the Colorado State victory. Fellow guard Wes Eikmeier was also effective, scoring 11 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Forwards Gary Smith and Will Bell added nine points each in the win.
UNLV was led by guard Oscar Bellfield, who shot 6-of-11 from the field to finish with 17 points.
It was the Rams' 13th straight home victory.
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