Colorado State's game against first-place New Mexico on Tuesday night carried big postseason implications for the Rams, and they were able to deliver a 71-63 upset victory that improved their standing in the Mountain West and in the eyes of the NCAA tournament selection committee.
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As of Thursday, the standings in the Mountain West look like this:
1.) New Mexico (22-5 overall, 8-3 in MWC)
2.) UNLV (23-6, 7-4)
3.) San Diego State (21-6, 7-4)
T4.) Colorado State (17-9, 6-5)
T4.) TCU (16-11, 6-5)
6.) Wyoming (18-9, 4-7)
7.) Boise State (13-13, 3-8)
8.) Air Force (13-12, 3-8)
The Rams are battling with the Horned Frogs for the four-seed in the upcoming MWC tournament, and they have a great opportunity to move up with a strong finish, as they play both San Diego St. and UNLV in the coming days.
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