FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Matt Nelson scored 31 points and
Colorado State sank 11-of-15 free throws in overtime in defeating
Wyoming 96-94 Saturday night.
Nelson was 12-for-17 shooting from the field in reaching double
figures for the 24th consecutive game. He scored five points in the
extra period for Colorado State (11-15, 3-10 Mountain West
Conference). Matt Williams had 18 points for the Rams, who won for
only the second time in 11 games.
Straight tied it at 85-85 midway through overtime, but Williams,
Nelson and Jason Smith scored for the Rams, putting them ahead
91-87 with 37 seconds left.
Sherrell's jumper with 18 seconds remaining closed the gap to
92-89, but Williams and Sean Morris hit two free throws each to
seal the game.
Colorado State had come back from a 10-point deficit early in
the second half to tie the game at 77-77 on Sean Morris' 3-pointer
with 1:41 remaining. Michael Morris gave the Rams the lead with a
steal and dunk with nine seconds left only to have Sherrell tie it
with two free throws with 3.4 seconds left.
Alex Dunn, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds, had a chance to
win the game for Wyoming in regulation, but his hook shot fell off
the front of the iron as time expired.
The game was tied nine times with six lead changes in the first
half. Sean Morris hit a 3-pointer with a second left to put
Colorado State ahead 48-37 at halftime.
The 41 points by Straight were the most by a Wyoming player
since Maurice Alexander scored 49 points against New Mexico on Feb.