UNLV Cruises Past Colorado State, 65-47
March 3, 2007
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kevin Kruger scored a game-high 16 points and dished out nine assists to lead UNLV over Colorado State 65-47 Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference regular season finales for both teams.
Joel Anthony added 10 points and eight blocks for UNLV (25-6, 11-5), which finished second in the conference behind BYU.
The Rebels never trailed and led 34-19 at intermission. The Rams cut it to 40-32 with 13:20 left but came no closer. UNLV later built its largest lead, 63-43, with 2:26 left.
Jason Smith led Colorado State (16-12, 6-10) with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Stephan Gilling added nine points for the Rams.
The Rebels open the conference tournament in the quarterfinal round Thursday against seventh-seeded Utah at 6 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.