Colorado State got off to a fast start against TCU in Thursday's quarterfinal round of the 2012 Mountain West Conference Tournament and never really looked back. The Rams built a double digit halftime lead and were able to hold off the Horned Frogs without too much trouble in the second half, eventually taking an 81-60 win.
Scoring wasn't nearly so easy for the Horned Frogs, who shot under 40% for the game, including a 2-20 effort from beyond the arc. They were dominated on the boards and finished -3 in the turnover column, which did not help either.
Colorado State advances to Saturday's semifinal round, where it will face No. 1 seed San Diego State.