NCAA Tournament 2012, Colorado State Vs. Murray State: Rams Lose To Racers

The Colorado St. Rams are one-and-done in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. They lost to the Murray St. Racers on Thursday afternoon.

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NCAA Tournament Bracket 2012, Murray State Vs. Colorado State Final Score: Rams' March Madness Ends After 1 Game

The No. 11 Colorado St. Rams are one and done in March Madness following its 58-41 loss to the No. 6 Murray St. Racers in Thursday's first game of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Rams collapsed in the second half, scoring just two points in the first 10:30 of the second half. Turnovers were a huge issue for the Rams then, and they finished with 22 to Murray State's eight.


Related: March Madness for the Rocky Mountain Region | Printable NCAA Bracket


Pierce Hornung was really the only shining light for the Rams in this game, scoring 12 points and pulling down a career-high 17 rebounds, but the team was just 33.3 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from beyond the arc. Jesse Carr and Wes Eikmeier added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Isaiah Canaan led the Racers with 15 points, but he was just 4-of-13 from the field and 1-of-6 from beyond the arc. Donte Poole took an elbow to the face during the game, but he was able to finish with 13 points.

The Racers now wait for the winner of the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles versus the No. 14 BYU Cougars.

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Murray State Vs. Colorado State Score: Rams Lead Racers At Halftime, 24-23

The No. 11 Colorado St. Rams and the No. 6 Murray St. Racers have played so far an extremely close and competitive game in the opening game of the 2012 NCAA Tournament's Round of 64. And it's looking good for the Rams at halftime with a 24-23 lead.


Related: March Madness for the Rocky Mountain Region | Printable NCAA Bracket


The Rams opened up with a 4-0 lead and then held a 13-8 lead before the Racers turned the game in their favor for a time. Colorado State's Pierce Hornung has been the driving force for the Rams with six points and 11 rebounds (six on the offensive glass). Wes Eikmeier leads the team with seven points. However, over the last 12 minutes of the quarter the team struggled for long stretches of time before a three by Jessie Carr had the Rams in the 24-23 lead.

Donte Poole leads the Racers with eight points while Isaiah Canaan has six points (and five rebounds). The Racers are hitting 34.6 percent of its shots, though the Rams aren't much better at 37.5 percent.

Can the Rams kick off the day with an upset victory?

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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