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Colorado State 81, Denver 73

DENVER (AP) -- Jason Smith scored 24 points and had 9 rebounds Colorado State beat Denver 81-73 Wednesday night.

Tim Denson added 18 points and 2 rebounds for the Rams (4-2).

DaShawn Walker scored a career-high 30 points, including eight 3-pointers, and Tyler Bullock added 15 points for the Pioneers (1-6).

The lead changed 11 times during the game and the Pioneers led 46-38 at halftime. Denver led with 6:07 remaining in the game but the Rams pulled ahead for good after junior guard Tyler Smith hit a 3-pointer.

Jason Smith fouled out with 5:04 remaining in the game. The Rams scored six free throws in the game's final 1:15.

Colorado State shot 52.7 percent from the field during the game while Denver shot 52 percent.

Denver will next face South Dakota State on Sunday.