Scores

Final

Denver 75

(13-4, 3-1 Sun Belt)

Colorado State 79

(11-4, 7-1 home)

Coverage: TMTN

9:00 PM ET, January 11, 2012

Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado

1 2 T
DEN 31 4475
CSU 38 4179

Top Performers

Denver: B. Stafford 24 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Colorado State: G. Smith 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Colorado St. 79, Denver 75

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Wes Eikmeier scored 22 points and Jesse Carr made three free throws in the final 21 seconds as Colorado State held off Denver 79-75 Wednesday night.

Greg Smith added 17 points for the Rams (11-4). Dorian Green had 15 points for Colorado State, which won its sixth straight.

The Pioneers' Brian Stafford led all scorers with 24 points, including all 10 free throw attempts. Chris Udofia had 15 points for Denver (13-4), off to its best Division I start in school history.

The Pioneers, the nation's second-best free throw team, made 25 of 34 foul shots.

Colorado State pushed its lead to double figures twice, the last time when Smith buried a 3-pointer with 8:19 left to make it 59-49. Stafford's two free throws got Denver within 76-73, but Carr sank two free throws for the Rams. After a basket by the Pioneers' Brett Olson, Carr hit one more.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEN
CSU
Points 75 79
FG Made-Attempted 22-35 (.629) 25-47 (.532)
3P Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 1-7 (.143)
FT Made-Attempted 25-34 (.735) 28-31 (.903)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 13

2011-12 Season

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