UNLV 65, Colorado St 47

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LAS VEGAS (AP)—Kevin Kruger scored a game-high 16 points and nine assists to lead UNLV over Colorado State 65-47 Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference regular season finales for both teams.

Joel Anthony added 10 points and eight blocks for UNLV (25-6, 11-5), which finished second in the conference behind BYU.

The Rebels never trailed and led 34-19 at intermission. The Rams cut it to 40-32 with 13:20 left but came no closer. UNLV later built its largest lead, 63-43, with 2:26 left.

Jason Smith led Colorado State (16-12, 6-10) with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Stephan Gilling added nine points for the Rams.

The Rebels open the conference tournament in the quarterfinal round Thursday against seventh-seeded Utah.

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 Colorado St.
J. Smith J. Smith
5-13,  12 Pts
15 Rebs, 1 Assists
K. Kruger K. Kruger
6-15,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 9 Assists

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