Freshman F Greg Smith
Jan. 23, 2010
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Freshmen Greg Smith and Dorian Green each tallied 13 points but Colorado State was unable to overcome a scoring drought late in the first half, falling 82-64 to New Mexico on Saturday afternoon in front of 13,707 at the Pit.
The freshman tandem turned it on in the second half for the Rams (11-8, 2-3 MWC). Green, who tallied five points and two assists before halftime, scored eight more points after the intermission. He finished the game shooting 5-for-10 from the field, including a 3-for-7 showing from three-point range.
Smith also did most of his damage in the second half, punctuating his 13-point effort with a baseline drive and dunk for a three-point play. He scored nine points in the second half, and added a game-high seven rebounds, to go along with a team-leading three assists. Smith finished shooting just 2-for-9 from the field, but connected on 9-of-11 attempts from the free-throw line.
The Rams and Lobos (18-3, 4-2 MWC) fought to a 22-22 tie, the seventh and final tie of the afternoon, but UNM closed the half on a 14-2 run, thanks to 0-for-6 shooting from the Rams over the final 6 minutes.
The Lobos went into the locker room with a 38-24 advantage, and soon after halftime had pushed the Rams’ deficit to 19 points, 48-29, at the 16:35 mark of the second half. The lead ballooned to as many as 22 points for the Lobos, and the Rams crept to within 15 points, 72-57, before eventually falling 82-64.
The loss marked CSU’s third straight after opening conference play 2-0 with victories at Wyoming and at home vs. Air Force. The Lobos, on the other hand, have now won four straight MWC games after opening league play with back-to-back losses.
The Rams will now return home to Fort Collins and the friendly confines of Moby Arena, playing host to back-to-back MWC games against TCU and San Diego State on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.
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