Colorado State visits UNLV following Cartier’s 23-point game

Colorado State Rams (9-9, 1-4 MWC) at UNLV Rebels (12-4, 1-3 MWC)

Las Vegas; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Colorado State visits the UNLV Rebels after Patrick Cartier scored 23 points in Colorado State’s 85-74 overtime loss to the Air Force Falcons.

The Rebels have gone 6-3 at home. UNLV scores 76.7 points while outscoring opponents by 10.2 points per game.

The Rams are 1-4 in conference matchups. Colorado State is seventh in the MWC with 23.3 defensive rebounds per game led by John Tonje averaging 4.1.

The Rebels and Rams match up Saturday for the first time in MWC play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Keshon Gilbert is averaging 12.7 points, 3.8 assists and 2.1 steals for the Rebels. Elijah Harkless is averaging 16.3 points over the last 10 games for UNLV.

Tonje is averaging 13.4 points for the Rams. Isaiah Rivera is averaging 1.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Colorado State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rebels: 6-4, averaging 80.8 points, 32.7 rebounds, 15.2 assists, 9.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.4 points per game.

Rams: 3-7, averaging 75.0 points, 23.0 rebounds, 18.8 assists, 6.6 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 77.4 points.

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