FORT COLLINS – Isaiah Stevens had 25 points and made a pair of free throws with seven seconds left as Colorado State rallied from 13 down to spoil UNLV’s Mountain West Conference opener 74-71 on Thursday night.
David Roddy had 18 points and scored the go-ahead basket with 26 seconds left for Colorado State (7-2, 4-1), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Kendle Moore added 15 points. Dischon Thomas had 10 points.
The Rams trailed UNLV 59-46 with 8:52 left, making it their third straight game falling behind by a significant deficit. Colorado State set a school and Mountain West Conference record with a 26-point comeback for a 70-67 win over San Diego State on Saturday and erased 16 points out of a 29-point deficit before losing to the Aztecs 78-65 in the rematch on Monday night.
Bryce Hamilton had 23 points and six rebounds for the Rebels (1-5, 0-1). Cheikh Mbacke Diong had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Caleb Grill added 11 points.
Colorado State and UNLV will meet again in Fort Collins on Saturday night.