LAS VEGAS – Travis Franklin scored 24 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead Colorado State to a 78-63 victory over UNLV on Wednesday night.
Franklin not only scored six points during an 11-2 run that Colorado State (13-5, 3-1 Mountain West) used to take a 42-33 lead after being tied at 31. He also scored 11 of the Rams' final 31 points.
Franklin, who made 9 of his 16 shots, also topped the Rams with eight rebounds.
UNLV (14-5, 2-3) never led and tied the score only twice. After the Rams went on their 11-2 run, the Rebels got no closer than 53-50. Four consecutive points by Justin Hawkins brought the Rebels as close as they would get during the final 14:05.
The Rebels were led by Chace Stanback's 16 points. Anthony Marshall followed with 14.
The Rams got 18 points from Andy Ogide and 14 from Wes Eikmeier.
(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Colorado State 78, UNLV 63. Corrects Ogide's point total to 18 in last paragraph)