No. 15 New Mexico beats Colorado State 66-61

No. 15 New Mexico beats Colorado State 66-61
January 23, 2013, 10:35 pm
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Colorado State's Wes Eikmeier (10) fights through the defense of New Mexico's Kendall Williams, left, and Chad Adams in the first half of their NCAA basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Colorado State's Pierce Hornung, behind right, watches the play. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Tony Snell scored 23 points and No. 15 New Mexico held off a late Colorado State rally Wednesday night for a 66-61 victory.

The Lobos (17-2, 4-0 Mountain West) led 54-32 with 12:26 left before the Rams (15-4, 2-2) began a comeback behind Dorian Green. He scored 11 points in a 20-5 run that cut the lead to


Colorado State's Wes Eikmeier hit a 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left that made it 64-61, but Snell converted two free throws to preserve the victory.

Snell scored six points in a pivotal 10-0 run that turned a 27-25 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half into a 37-25 advantage early in the second half.

Eikmeier led Colorado State with 20 points and Green finished with 14.

Chad Adams equaled a career night with 13 points for the Lobos.