Colorado State beats Evansville 79-72 - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Colorado State beats Evansville 79-72

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -

Colton Iverson added his fourth consecutive double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Colorado State held off Evansville 79-72 on Saturday afternoon.

Greg Smith had 19 points and eight rebounds for Colorado State (6-0). Wes Eikmeier and Dorian Green also had 16 points for the Rams, which is off to their best start since 2005-06. Colorado State extended its home winning streak to 17.

D.J. Balentine led Evansville (4-3) with a career-high 26 points. Colt Ryan added a season-high 20 and the Purple Aces had their 4-game winning streak snapped.

Evansville made four 3-pointers in the last five minutes when the Purple Aces nearly erased an 18-point second half deficit.

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