UNLV coach Dave Rice wrote two words on a wipe-off board in the Rebels’ locker room before Friday night’s semifinal game against Colorado State in the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Nick Johnson scored 18 points and hit a contested shot with 34 seconds left, helping No. 18 Arizona beat Colorado 79-69 in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
Wes Eikmeier scored 18 points and second-seeded Colorado State held off Fresno State 67-61 Wednesday in the Mountain West Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points and Colorado picked up a much-needed win at the Pac-12 tournament, holding off Oregon State 74-68 in the first round on Wednesday.
Hoping to boost the Pac-12 tournament’s appeal, conference Commissioner Larry Scott pushed to move it from Los Angeles to a more exciting destination that would draw from all over the West.
Colorado State needed a win to gain a high seed in the upcoming Mountain West Conference tournament. And the Rams had to do it with point guard Dorian Green watching much of the game from the sideline.
A snowstorm blowing outside wasn’t nearly as chilly as Colorado coach Tad Boyle’s postgame speech. For a team hoping to make the NCAA tournament, the Buffaloes dropped a game they simply couldn’t afford to drop. He let them know exactly that.
Xavier Johnson had a career-high 22 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 17 and Colorado beat No. 19 Oregon 76-53 on Thursday night, completing a season sweep and thwarting the Ducks’ bid to gain a share of the Pac-12 Conference title.
Colton Iverson scored 20 of his career-high 29 points in the first half to pace Colorado State to a 78-56 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night.
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