NCAA Game Summary - Colorado State at New Mexico|
(Wednesday, January 23rd)
Final Score: (15) New Mexico 66, Colorado State 61
Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Tony Snell had 23 points, and 15th-ranked
New Mexico continued its best start ever in Mountain West Conference play with
a 66-61 triumph over Colorado State.
Chad Adams tallied 13 points for the Lobos (17-2, 4-0 MWC), who won their
fourth straight game. This is their first time starting 4-0 in conference play
since 1992. Also, it's the first time New Mexico has started 17-2 since the
1977-78 team opened 21-2, on the way to a 24-4 season.
Colton Iverson totaled 15 points and 14 rebounds for Colorado State (15-4,
2-2), which had won its previous two games. Wes Eikmeier scored 20 and Dorian
Green netted 14 for the Rams.
New Mexico held a 22-point lead with about 12 minutes left, but the Rams
surged in the late going and closed it to 64-61 on a Eikmeier 3-pointer with
8.2 seconds left.
Snell made two free throws a second later to seal the outcome.
"I think it might be a little natural sometimes when you get up by that much
to kind of ease up just a little bit," Adams said. "Coach has really been
drilling it into us that we can't do that, that we can't let teams back in the
game, especially a team like Colorado State because they could be deadly when
it comes to clutch time."
The Lobos scored the final eight points of the opening half to expand to a
35-25 advantage. The gap widened to 54-32 following a layup from Kendall
Williams with 11:59 remaining.
Green then scored 11 points during the ensuing 20-5 spurt.
The Lobos have won all six home games in The Pit against CSU under Steve
Alford ... New Mexico leads the all-time series, 70-43 ... The Rams converted
just 13-of-23 free throw attempts.
01/23 23:30:49 ET