NCAA Basketball

Colorado State Rams (24-12)


Thu. 3/9 Sat. 3/11 Sat. 3/11 Tue. 3/14 Mon. 3/20
vs. AF 
W 81-55
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vs. SDSU 
W 71-63
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@ Nevada 
L 71-79
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vs. Chrstn 
W 81-74
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vs. CS-Bk 
L 63-81
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Nevada downs Colorado State to claim Mountain West crown

(TSX / STATS) -- Sophomore guard Jordan Caroline scored 23 points to lead Nevada past Colorado State 79-71 on Saturday in the Mountain West tournament championship game at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Senior guard Marcus Marshall added 21 points, helping Nevada (28-6) earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.

Nevada led 44-32 at halftime and held off a second-half challenge from Gian Clavell and Colorado State. Clavell poured in 30 points in a losing effort for the Rams (23-11). Sophomore guard Prentiss Nixon added 23 points for Colorado State.

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Leaders
Points: G. Clavell20.4
Rebounds: E. Omogbo10.4
Assists: J. Paige2.5
FG%: G. Clavell43.0%
FT%: P. Nixon81.3%
3P%: G. Clavell38.6%
Steals: G. Clavell2.0
Blocks: C. Bob1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Mountain West Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Nevada 14-4 28-7
Colorado State 13-5 24-12
Boise State 12-6 20-12
Fresno State 11-7 20-13
New Mexico 10-8 17-14
San Diego State 9-9 19-14
Wyoming 8-10 23-15
San Jose State 7-11 14-16
Utah State 7-11 14-17
Air Force 4-14 12-21
UNLV 4-14 11-21
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