The Colorado State Rams did themselves a lot of good by ending the regular season as winners of four of their last five games, but before the Rams can go dancing in the NCAA Tournament, they must take care of business against TCU tonight in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament. The Rams are now likely to grab an at-large bid to the NCAA's field of 68, but the beautiful thing about the bubble is that it changes daily. A slip-up against the Horned Frogs and Colorado State could see its favorable position take a dive.
Junior guard Wes Eikmeier leads the Rams, entering with a scoring average of 16 points per game. TCU is led by senior guard Hank Thorns. Thorns is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.6 assists per game this season.
Click here for a printable PDF bracket for the 2012 Mountain West Tournament. All games take place March 8-10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The full schedule is below:
|Thursday March 8|
|No. 1 San Diego State vs. No. 8 Boise State||1:00 p.m.||MTN HD|
|No. 4 Colorado State vs. No. 5 TCU||3:30 p.m.||MTN HD/CBS Sports Network HD|
|No. 2 New Mexico vs. No. 7 Air Force||7:00 p.m.||MTN HD|
|No. 3 UNLV vs. No. 6 Wyoming||9:30 p.m.||MTN HD/CBS Sports Network HD|
|Friday, March 9|
|Winner Quarterfinal #1 vs. Winner Quarterfinal #2||7:00 p.m.||CBS Sports Network HD|
|Winner Quarterfinal #1 vs. Winner Quarterfinal #2||9:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network HD|
|Saturday, March 10|
|Winner Semifinal #1 vs. Winner Semifinal #2||5:00 p.m.||NBC Sports Network HD|