Senior Marcelus Kemp scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half to lead Nevada over Colorado State 74-66 on Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.
Sophomore Brandon Fields had 12 points and sophomore JaVale McGee 11 for the Wolf Pack (6-4), which won its fourth consecutive game.
Willis Gardner had 19 points and Andre McFarland 17 for the Rams (5-5), who stayed close by hitting 11 of 22 shots from 3-point range.
A 3-pointer by Colorado State's Jesse Woodard tied the score at 51 with 8:38 left in the game, but Nevada responded with an 11-3 run capped by a breakaway dunk by Kemp to lead 62-54 with 4:58 left.
The Rams could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way. Nevada's largest lead was 74-61 with 37 seconds left after Kemp hit one of two free throws.
Kemp hit 8 of 16 shots from the field, including 1 of 3 from 3-point range and was 11 of 13 from the foul line.
The Wolf Pack shot 60 percent from the field in the second half after shooting 37.9 percent in the first half.
Colorado State hit 37.9 percent of its shots for the game, but stayed close by hitting 11 of 22 3-pointers. Nevada led 33-27 at halftime.
Nevada returns to action on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to take on Northern Iowa (8-2) in a rematch of last year's BracketBuster game. The game tips off at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. Central Time) and will be televised locally by KAME-TV 21, the television home of Wolf Pack Athletics.