Colorado State whips UNR by MW-record 56 points

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Reserves Gian Clavell and Fred Richardson III combined for 41 points and John Gillon had 11 assists to lead Colorado State to a 98-42 victory over UNR on Wednesday night.

The 56-point win set a Mountain West record for largest victory margin. In its last road game, the Wolf Pack defeated UNLV 64-62 on Jan. 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The margin of defeat was UNR’s largest since a 128-66 loss to St. Joseph’s in 1971.

Clavell scored 21 and Richardson 20 for the Rams, who hit 56.9 percent (37 of 65) of their field-goal attempts. Both players hit 7 of 11 shots and made four 3-pointers apiece for Colorado State, which went 13 of 24 on 3-point attempts.

The Rams (16-2, 3-2 MW) led 55-12 at halftime after hitting 9 of 14 on 3-pointers and 54.3 percent of their shots overall. Clavell scored 17 and Richardson and Daniel Bejarano 10 apiece in the half.

The Wolf Pack (6-10, 2-2) went 5 of 30 from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the first half. AJ West finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for UNR.

Colorado State played without leading scorer and rebounder J.J. Avila, who was suspended for one game by the conference for his involvement in a fracas in Saturday’s victory at Air Force. Four technical fouls were called, and Air Force’s Matt Mooney was ejected after punching Avila in the back.

Avila averages 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds a game.

• San Diego State 60, Wyoming 52 — At Laramie, Wyo., Aqeel Quinn had 14 points and Trey Kell scored 12 off the bench as the Aztecs (13-4, 3-1 MW) upset the No. 25 Cowboys despite shooting 36.7 percent from the field.

Larry Nance Jr. had 19 points and eight rebounds for Wyoming (15-3, 4-1).

• New Mexico 60, Air Force 48 — At Albuquerque, N.M., Sam Logwood scored a career-high 17 points for the Lobos (12-5, 4-1 MW).

Zach Kocur scored 12 for the Falcons (8-8, 1-4), the team’s only double-figure scorer. Leading scorer Max Yon (15.3 ppg) did not play because of an injured quad muscle.

Hugh Greenwood had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists for New Mexico, which is 33-2 at the Pit against Air Force.

• Fresno State 73, San Jose State 62 — At San Jose, Calif., Paul Watson scored 19 points and Marvelle Harris and Cezar Guerrero 15 apiece for the Bulldogs (9-9, 4-1 MW), who hit 52 percent from the field.

Former Bishop Gorman High School star Rashad Muhammad scored 16 points to lead San Jose State (2-15, 0-5).


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