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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Nico Carvacho had a career-high 26 points and a career-high-tying 20 rebounds to help Colorado State beat San Jose State 90-79 on Saturday.
Colorado State (11-16, 4-10 Mountain West) suspended interim head coach Steve Barnes just hours before the game and assistant coach Jase Herl took his place, helping the team snap a seven-game losing streak while extending San Jose State's skid to 12 games. Barnes took over on Feb. 3 when head coach Larry Eustachy was placed on administrative leave .
The Rams pulled away with 11 straight points to make it 71-59 and followed shortly thereafter with 10-2 run to push the lead to 83-66 with 3:30 left. The Spartans (3-20, 0-12) got the deficit no closer than 11 from there.
Carvacho made 11 of 14 from the field and Anthony Bonner added 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting. The Rams made 12 of their final 15 shots to close out the game.
Updated February 10, 2018