Colorado State Vs. New Mexico Final Score: Rams Score Pivotal Win Over No. 18 New Mexico

The Colorado State Rams entered Tuesday night's contest against the Mountain West-leading New Mexico Lobos in desperate need of a victory to boost their profile for the NCAA Tournament, and the Rams got the job done in a 71-63 win. The victory moves Colorado State to 17-9 overall and 6-5 in the Mountain West, while No. 18 New Mexico falls to 22-5, 8-3.

The Rams played only seven players while New Mexico played 10. Dorian Green was the high man for Colorado State, finishing with 17 points. Forward Pierce Hornung turned in a gargantuan effort for the Rams, posting 13 points and 16 rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting. Guards Wes Eikmeier (11 points) and Jesse Carr (nine points) also helped pace the CSU offense in the win.

Kendall Williams scored 16 points on 3-of-13 shooting to lead the Lobos. Teammate Demetrius Walker added 14 points in the loss.

For more Mountain West basketball, head over to Mountain West Connection. Check out SB Nation NCAA Basketball for more news and notes as we approach March Madness.

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