The buzz in the CSU locker room was all about the basketball polls Monday – and that was even before the Rams learned they had cracked the rankings for the first time since 1954.
Larry Eustachy’s squad has won 26 straight games at home and compiled a 19-4 record this season. They have a 6-2 record in the Mountain West Conference.
Tony Snell scored 23 points and No. 15 New Mexico held off a late Colorado State rally Wednesday night for a 66-61 victory.
No visitor has walked out of Moby Arena a winner since Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy led Southern Miss to a victory at the Rams’ ear-splitting, high-altitude auditorium back in November 2011.
The CSU Rams trailed No. 16 San Diego State by 18 points and halftime and 13 points with less than eight minutes to go. Then they managed to tie it and send it into overtime.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 29 points and Andre Roberson added 15, helping Colorado hold off Colorado State 70-61 on Wednesday night.
Colton Iverson had 18 points and eight rebounds as Colorado State overcame a cold-shooting first half to defeat Montana 72-65 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Colorado State introduced Larry Eustachy as its basketball coach Thursday.