Rebels' Homecoming Spoiled
UNLV was back home at the Thomas & Mack Wednesday night, but the home cooking didn’t taste too good as the Runnin’ Rebels fell to Colorado State, 78-63. The Rams shot 56% from the floor, including 62% in the second half to win at the T&M for the first time since 2003. The Rebels (14-5, 2-3 Mountain West Conference) never led in the game, and played catch-up for most of the night. They trailed by as many as 11 in the first half, then tied it up early in the second half, before the Rams went back up by 10. UNLV got to within three at 53-50 with under 10 minutes to play, but Colorado State (13-5, 3-1) continued to shoot lights out down the stretch while the Rebels threw up brick after brick. UNLV finished just 2-of-15 from beyond three-point range, shot only 38% in the second half, and missed 11 free throws. The Rebels were also outrebounded 34-29 and committed 14 turnovers. UNLV was led by the 16 points and 7 rebounds from Chace Stanback, while Anthony Marshall finished with 14 points while starting in place of Tre’Von Willis. Willis missed his second straight game with a sore knee. Next up, the Runnin’ Rebels host New Mexico on Saturday at 1 p.m.