Posted January 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Tony Snell scored 23 points and No. 15 New Mexico held off a late Colorado State rally Wednesday night for a 66-61 victory. The Lobos (17-2, 4-0 Mountain West) led 54-32 with 12:26 left before the Rams (15-4, 2-2) began a comeback behind Dorian Green. He scored 11 points in a 20-5 run that cut the lead to 59-52. Colorado State's Wes Eikmeier hit a 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left that made it 64-61, but Snell converted two free throws to preserve the victory. Eikmeier led Colorado State with 20 points and Green finished with 14 while Colton Iverson contributed had 15 points and 14 rebounds. He almost had the double-double in the first half with nine points and nine rebounds. Snell scored six points in a 10-0 run that turned a 27-25 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half into a 37-25 advantage early in the second half. New Mexico later used a 9-0 run over a 1:30 span of the second half to build its largest lead that prefaced the Rams' rally. The Rams came into the game as the country's top rebounding team and they controlled the glass with a 42-28 advantage, including 15-7 on the offensive end. New Mexico was 21 of 26 from the free throw line while Colorado State went 13 of 23.

No. 15/17 UNM outlasts CSU 66-61

Junior Tony Snell scored a game-high 23 points – including two crucial free throws in the closings seconds – as the host New Mexico Lobos defeated the visiting Colorado St. Rams 66-61 before a sell out crowd of 15,411 in The Pit. UNM led by as much as 22 points in the second half before the Rams rallied to cut the lead to 64-61 on a Wes Eikmeier three pointer with seven seconds...

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New Mexico has finished with at least a share of first place in the Mountain West in three of the past four seasons and would put itself in a strong position for another regular-season title with a victory in its next game. The 15th-ranked Lobos will try to gain a two-game lead in their conference by knocking off visiting Colorado State on Wednesday night. While some of the other...
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