LAS VEGAS -- Senior guard Anthony Marshall scored 11 points, including a game-winning 16-foot jumper with nine seconds to go, as UNLV snapped No. 22 Colorado State's six-game winning streak with a 61-59 victory Wednesday night. Bryce Dejean-Jones and Katin Reinhardt each scored 15 points to lead UNLV (20-7, 7-5 Mountain West), which became the first team this season to outrebound the Rams. Senior center Colton Iverson led Colorado State (21-5, 8-3) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Daniel Bejarano added 12 points but missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer from the right side of the key. UNLV, which led by as many as 13 points in the first half, finished with a 38-31 rebounding edge and a 14-5 advantage in points in the paint. The Rebels moved into a tie for third place in the Mountain West with their 13th straight victory at Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV, which was outmuscled in the paint by the Rams during a 66-61 loss in the first meeting on Jan. 19 in Fort Collins, dominated the glass while taking a 32-21 halftime lead. The Rebels finished with a 20-11 edge on the boards and sophomore center Khem Birch had four of the team's six blocks as the Rams' powerful front-court duo of the 6-foot-10 Iverson and 6-5 Pierce Hornung combined for just seven points and seven rebounds. The Rebels, who came in shooting just 31 percent from 3-point range, connected on 6 of 14 attempts from beyond the arc. Dejean-Jones finished the half with 13 points, including 3 of 5 treys. Reinhardt added 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Iverson had five points to lead the Rams, who were 1 of 9 from 3-point range and shot 30.8 percent from the floor overall. The Rams started the second half with a 19-8 run and tied it on a 3-pointer by Dorian Green with 13:15 remaining and Dejean-Jones on the bench after picking up his fourth foul. But the Rebels got a big spark off the bench from freshman swingman Savon Goodman, who scored four points in a 9-2 run to put UNLV back in front, 49-42. Colorado State chipped away and tied it at 53-53 on a short jumper in the key by Iverson with 4:12 left. The Rams regained the lead a short time later on a tip-in by Bejarano. The game seesawed back and forth down the stretch until Marshall pulled up on the right side of the free throw line and hit his game-winner. GAME NOTES: Colorado State came into the game leading the nation in rebounding margin (plus-13.8) and had not been outrebounded all season. ... UNLV last lost at home on Nov. 23, 83-79 to Oregon.
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