J.J. Avila scored a career-high 33 points with four assists and eight rebounds as Colorado State took an early lead and held it to defeat Lamar 86-71 on Saturday.
Brett Olson scored 24 points as Denver beat Colorado State 80-70 on Wednesday night.
Two teams led by strong quarterbacks will make their first college football bowl game appearance in years when they face off in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half leading CU to a 67-62 victory over in-state rival CSU Tuesday night.
J.J. Avila scored 21 to lead three players in double figures as Colorado State had few problems in a 66-52 win over Bethune-Cookman Wednesday afternoon in the CSU Challenge
Gonzaga coach Mark Few offered an undisputable truth about basketball after his 15th-ranked Bulldogs routed Colorado State.
Kapri Bibbs rushed for career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and Garrett Grayson passed for 219 yards and three scores as Colorado State beat Wyoming 52-22 Saturday.
Dorian Green scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half and eighth-seeded Colorado State used good shooting and great rebounding to run away from No. 9 Missouri 84-72 Thursday night in the NCAA tournament.
Anthony Marshall’s short jumper just inside the free-throw line with 7 seconds left to lift UNLV to a 61-59 victory over No. 22 CSU on Wednesday night.
CSU’s wild victory over the San Diego State Aztecs on Wednesday night in noisy Moby Arena featured 15 lead changes and 11 ties.