FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Prentiss Nixon scored 16 points to lead five players in double figures, Nico Carvacho added 11 points and 20 rebounds and Colorado State dominated down the stretch to post an 80-76 win over Winthrop on Tuesday night.
Two Nych Smith free throws put Winthrop up 50-36 with 15:06 left in the game. But Colorado state chipped away at the lead until two Anthony Bonner free throws tied it at 65 with 7:09 left. Carvacho's layup 68 seconds later gave the Rams (2-0) a 69-68 lead and they never trailed again.
Anders Broman scored 22 on 7-of-14 shooting, including 5 of 10 from beyond the 3-point arc, to pace the Eagles (0-2). Smith finished with 14 points off the bench. Kyle Zunic and Xavier Cooks each scored 11 for Winthrop, but the pair combined to shoot just 9 of 27 from the floor.
Colorado State outrebounded the Eagles 51-29 and forced 10 turnovers.