Rams Race Past UNO
Williams pours in 25 points in 88-64 victory over Nebraska-Omaha.
Nov. 24, 2004
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Matt Williams scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half and Michael Morris added 18 to move Colorado State past Nebraska-Omaha 88-64 Wednesday night.
Williams was 8-for-9 shooting in the second half for Colorado State (3-0), which struggled with 20 turnovers against Division 2 Nebraska Omaha. The Rams were 26-for-34 on free throws.
Randy Bland led Nebraska-Omaha (3-1) with 12 points. Calvin Kapels had 10 points for the Mavericks and was 26-for-37 on free throws.
Denny Johnston hit a 3-pointer to keep the Mavericks within 51-47. A reverse layup by Kapels made it a four-point game.
Williams took over from that point, providing seven points in a 15-2 run that put Colorado State ahead 68-51 with 8:28 left. He then hit an off-balance jumper with 3:12 left, making it 80-62.
In the first half, both teams had more free throws than field goals. Kapels, cut above the left eye early in the game, hit a 3-pointer with 3:11 left to give Nebraska-Omaha its biggest lead, 35-30.
Colorado State used two 3-pointers by Morris in the last 2:19 to lead 40-37 at halftime. Morris, who was 4-for-4 on 3-pointers in the half, beat the buzzer with his final one.