FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Adam Thistlewood had a career-high 24 points and Isaiah Stevens hit an 18-footer at the buzzer to lift Colorado State to a 92-91 victory over Nevada on Wednesday night.
Nevada’s Jalen Harris made a 3-pointer to give the Wolf Pack a 91-90 lead with six seconds to go. After CSU called timeout, the Rams inbounded to Stevens who took the ball up the right side, dribbled behind his back as he stepped inside the 3-point line, then pulled up to drain the 18-footer.
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Colorado State won despite trailing by 10 points with about eight minutes remaining, then taking a four-point lead in the final minute before falling behind again. The Rams led 89-85 after David Roddy hit two free throws with 23 seconds remaining. Nisre Zouzoua hit a 3-pointer to draw Nevada within one, then Stevens made one of two free throws to put CSU up 90-88. Harris and Stevens then traded clutch hoops, Stevens with the game-winner.
David Roddy had 18 points for Colorado State (15-8, 6-4 Mountain West Conference), which has won five in a row at home. Nico Carvacho added 16 points and 15 rebounds. Kendle Moore had 14 points. Stevens had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Jalen Harris tied a career-high with 31 points and had seven assists for the Wolf Pack (13-9, 6-4). Zouzoua added 17 points and Lindsey Drew had 14 points and eight rebounds.
The win lifted CSU into a four-way tie for third place in the Mountain West Conference men’s basketball standings. Nevada, Utah State and Boise State share the same 6-4 conference record with the Rams. They are all chasing undefeated San Diego State, ranked fourth nationally, and Nevada-Las Vegas, which has a 6-3 conference mark.
The Rams host UNLV Saturday afternoon.
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