The Nevada Wolf Pack saw their three game road winning streak go up in smoke as the blew a six-point lead in the second half and lost to the Colorado State Rams 76-67. The loss drops Nevada's record to 13-9 and 5-5 in the Mountain West while the Rams improve to 13-10 and 5-5 in conference play.
Nevada led for more than 30 minutes but the Wolf Pack went cold from the field as they went 4 for 18 in the final minutes of the game. During that stretch, the Wolf Pack went close to four minutes without a field goal and the Rams took advantage of Nevada's scoring drought as the went on a 14-4 scoring run to take over the lead. Colorado State dominated the Wolf Pack on the glass as they out-rebounded Nevada 54-36 and the Rams got a lot of second chance opportunities due to the Wolf Pack's poor rebounding. This was a game where Nevada missed Lucas Stivrins who missed this game (and may miss more games) due to a right hand fracture he suffered in practice. The Wolf Pack just ran out of bodies as three Wolf Pack players fouled out of the game.
Eric Cooper Jr., led the Wolf Pack in scoring as he chipped in 14 points while Lindsey Drew and Marqueze Coleman scored 13 and 12 points respectively. For the Rams, Antwan Scott scored 23 points while John Gillon scored 20 points today.
Nevada must regroup after the collapse in Fort Collins quickly as they head back to Reno where they will face the Air Force Falcons on Wednesday night.