UNLV looks to sweep CSU
UNLV (16-13, 10-7) vs. Colorado State (12-18, 7-10)
Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado State seeks revenge on UNLV after dropping the first matchup in Las Vegas. The teams last played on Jan. 2, when Colorado State made just 10 free throws on 18 attempts while the Runnin’ Rebels went 20 for 24 on the way to a two-point victory.
TEAM LEADERS: Nico Carvacho is averaging a double-double (16.3 points and 12.9 rebounds) to lead the charge for the Rams. Complementing Carvacho is J.D. Paige, who is producing 15.3 points per game. The Runnin’ Rebels have been led by Kris Clyburn, who is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.
CLUTCH CLYBURN: Clyburn has connected on 31.9 percent of the 144 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 18 over his last three games. He’s also converted 76.6 percent of his foul shots this season.
WINLESS WHEN: The Runnin’ Rebels are 0-6 when they score 65 points or fewer and 16-7 when they exceed 65 points. The Rams are 0-11 when they fail to score more than 68 points and 12-7 on the season, otherwise.
SIMILAR ASSIST RATIOS: These teams have roughly the same ratio of assists to field goals. Colorado State has an assist on 41 of 89 field goals (46.1 percent) over its previous three matchups while UNLV has assists on 35 of 76 field goals (46.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: UNLV has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 36.5 percent, ranking the Runnin’ Rebels 13th nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Colorado State stands at just 24.6 percent (ranked 298th).