Amundson's 21 Leads Rebels Past Rams, 68-57|
Jan. 18, 2006
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Louis Amundson had game highs of 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead UNLV past Colorado State 68-57 on Wednesday.
Amundson shot 9-of-17 from the field along with two blocks. He had 15 points in the first half, going 7-of-12 from the field. Jo'Van Adams scored 20 points and tied a UNLV record with eight steals to help UNLV (9-7, 3-1 MWC).
For Colorado State (12-5, 1-3), Stuart Creason led with 13 points and five rebounds. Jason Smith and Andrew Patterson each scored 12 apiece.
The Rebels led throughout the game except for two brief two-point Colorado State leads in the first half. UNLV jumped to a 16-7 lead before the Rams took their last lead at 21-19 with 8:31 left in the first half. The Rebels then responded with a 10-0 run and later led 38-29 at intermission.
In the second half, the Rams never got closer than 58-50 with 3:12 left. UNLV then scored the game's next six points for its largest lead. Colorado State's Corey Lewis was ejected for fighting after punching Dustin Villepigue with 14:16 left in the game.
Lewis left the game with four points in 12 minutes.