(Sports Network) — Andy Ogide scored a team-high 11 points for the Colorado State Rams, who claimed a 59-56 win over the Wyoming Cowboys in a Mountain West Conference showdown at Arena Auditorium.
Pierce Hornung registered a double-double off the bench for the Rams (16-7, 6-3 MWC), finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Francisco Cruz led all scorers with 21 points for the Cowboys (8-15, 1-8), who have now dropped seven straight games. Amath M'Baye added 13 points in the loss, while Desmar Jackson tallied 11 points and seven rebounds.
After a back and forth first half, the teams headed to the locker room deadlocked in a 31-31 halftime tie.
The Rams led by as many as seven in the second stanza, as they held Wyoming to 34.5-percent shooting from the floor over the final 20 minutes.
The game featured seven ties and 14 lead changes, but Colorado State's 41-34 rebounding advantage proved to be a key difference in the outcome.