Scores

Final

Colorado State 69

(16-16, 7-11 MW)

Utah State 73

(18-13, 7-11 MW)

    5:00 PM ET, March 12, 2014

    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    CSU 31 3869
    USU 31 4273

    Top Performers

    Colorado St: D. Smith 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    Utah State: T. Roland 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Utah State storms back to beat Colorado St., 73-69

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Spencer Butterfield's 3-pointer and subsequent go-ahead free throws, after a Colorado State technical foul, keyed Utah State's 73-69 comeback victory over the Rams in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament on Wednesday.

    Trailing 66-57 with 1:35 left, Utah State scored the next 12 points to start a 16-3 run to close the game.

    Jalen Moore's 3-pointer pulled Utah State within 66-62 and his steal set up Butterfield's trey. Colorado State's Daniel Bejarano was called for a technical foul and Butterfield made both free throws for a 67-66 lead. Moore and Butterfield combined to make the next six-free throw attempts.

    Preston Medlin led eighth-seeded Utah State (18-13) with 17 points. Butterfield and TeNale Roland had 14 each.

    Dwight Smith scored a career-high 21 points for Colorado State (16-16) and Jon Octeus added 19 for the No. 9 seed.

    Utah State will face top-seeded San Diego State Thursday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CSU
    USU
    Points 69 73
    FG Made-Attempted 27-63 (.429) 24-60 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-17 (.176) 11-21 (.524)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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