Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Anthony Marshall's jumper with seven seconds
left lifted UNLV to a 61-59 win over No. 22 Colorado State on Wednesday.
Marshall finished with 11 points while Bryce Dejean-Jones and Katin Reinhardt
added 15 points apiece for the Rebels (20-7, 7-5 MWC), winners in three of
their last four tilts.
Anthony Bennett had eight points and seven rebounds in the triumph.
Colton Iverson scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Daniel Bejarano
dropped in 12 and Wes Eikmeier finished with 10 points for the Rams (21-5,
8-3), who were outrebounded for the first time all season (36-28).
UNLV led 51-44 with 7:59 left, but Bejarano canned a 3-pointer to ignite a
13-4 flurry that put Colorado State up 57-55 with 2:44 remaining.
Khem Birch's dunk moments later knotted the game at 57-57, but Marshall was
whistled for a foul while trying to fight through a screen at the top of the
Dorain Green knocked down the subsequent free throws with just under two
minutes left to put the visitors ahead once again.
On the Rebels ensuing trip down the floor Marshall bricked a 3-point try, but
Dejean-Jones grabbed the rebound and UNLV quickly called a timeout.
Marshall missed another try from behind the arc out of the timeout, but
Dejean-Jones was there once again and was fouled as he tipped it in to tie the
Dejean-Jones missed the free throw and Green's 3-point try with 39 seconds
left didn't fall.
Marshall grabbed the miss and let the clock wind down to seven seconds before
burying the go-ahead basket.
Bejarano's trey at the buzzer drew iron and the Rebels held on for the win.
UNLV raced out to a 22-12 lead with 7:05 left in the first half and led 32-21
at the break.
UNLV holds a 34-11 advantage in the all-time series ... The Rebels improved to
16-1 at home this season ... The Rams are 5-5 on the road this season.
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