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Colorado St. Defeats Utah, 74-68

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Andy Ogide scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Colorado State Rams to a 74-68 win over the Utah Runnin' Utes in a Mountain West Conference battle at the Huntsman Center.

Greg Smith also added 14 points for CSU (15-6, 5-2 MWC), while Adam Nigon chipped in with 11 points and five steals.

The Utes (10-11, 3-4) were paced by Will Clyburn who tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort. J.J. O'Brien and Josh Watkins also got involved, netting 11 points apiece for Utah.

The Rams took control of the contest in the first half, shooting 44.1 percent from the floor, to take a 40-36 lead at the break.

CSU put the game away in the second stanza, knocking down 13-of-28 shots from the floor, en route to a six-point victory.

Three-point shooting proved to be the difference in this contest as CSU outscored Utah 24-15 from long distance.