FORT COLLINS, Colo. — In a far from perfect performance, the Colorado State men’s basketball team avoided a bad loss.
The Rams did enough damage inside to take down New Mexico 80-74.
No. 23 CSU was aided by the largest student crowd in program history, with 3,844 students in attendance in the first game back for the spring semester after winter break. That number is 160% of the official student capacity at the 8,038 seat Moby Arena.
The win moves CSU to 14-1 overall and 4-1 in the Mountain West.
It was not perfect as New Mexico (7-11, 0-5 MW) went on run after run every time it looked like CSU would pull away.
In the end, CSU’s interior dominance (and free throw shooting) overruled New Mexico’s jump shooting.
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