Las Vegas, NV – Chace Stanback and Oscar Bellfield each minded Colorado State 63, to remain undefeated at home this season.
Wes Eikmeier netted 18 points and Dorian Green scored 15 for the Rams (14-7, 3-3), who were coming off a 77-60 upset win over San Diego State on Saturday.
Stanback's jumper beat the halftime buzzer to give the hosts a 48-35 cushion, but Colorado State scored the first 11 points of the second half.
With their lead cut to two, the Rebels responded with an 11-0 burst of their own, highlighted by Bellfield's three-pointer off a stolen inbounds pass.
The closest the Rams got over the final 14 minutes was nine.
Colorado State led 19-12 seven minutes in, but UNLV scored the next 12 points to jump in front.
Eikmeier stopped the run with a jumper, but the Rebels answered with an 8-0 run to push the margin to 32-21 with five minutes left in the half.
Former UNLV head coach Charlie Spoonhour died Wednesday at the age of 72 after a battle with lung disease. He led the Rebels to a 54-31 record from 2001-04...Greg Smith totaled 13 points and seven rebounds for the Rams...UNLV shot 50 percent from the field and 9-of-23 from three-point range.