FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — J.D. Paige scored 17 points, Kendle Moore had 16 points with seven rebounds and Colorado State defeated Fresno State 74-65 on Saturday.
Hyron Edwards scored 12 points and Nico Carvacho contributed nine points and 14 rebounds for Colorado State (8-12, 3-4). Kris Martin added 11 points, six rebounds and five assists. The Rams made 10 of 20 3-pointers.
Deshon Taylor had 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (14-5, 5-2 Mountain West). He made 5-of-9 3-pointers and 5-of-7 free throws.
Colorado State went up by 10 early in the second half and maintained a double-digit lead into the final six minutes. A 12-3 run by Fresno State pulled the Bulldogs to within five at 65-60 with 2:55 remaining. Moore's 3-point play gave Colorado State a 70-63 lead with 49 seconds left and the Rams, who shot only 56 percent (18-of-32) from the line, finished it off with four free throws in four attempts.
Colorado State first took the lead with 16 minutes left in the first half and had a 33-30 advantage at halftime.