Nmexico 24 44 68
Coloradost 27 39 66
Date of game: 1/25/2014

Recap: Colorado State vs. New Mexico

Fort Collins, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendall Williams tallied 23 points and five assists as the New Mexico Lobos held off the Colorado State Rams for a 68-66 decision in a Mountain West Conference battle at Moby Arena.

Cameron Bairstow added 19 points and six rebounds for New Mexico (15-4, 6-1 MWC) as it picked up its third win in a row.

Daniel Bejarano paced the Rams (12-8, 3-4) with 21 points. Joe De Ciman chipped in 14 points while Jon Octeus contributed 12 points and four assists. J.J. Avila and Gerson Santo pulled down 12 and nine boards, respectively.

Colorado State took a 27-24 lead into the intermission despite connecting on only 28.1 percent of its field goal attempts including 4-of-13 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes of the contest. The Lobos missed all nine of their 3-point field goal tries in the first half.

New Mexico battled back by sinking 56.5 percent of its shots from the floor with a 7-of-11 clip from beyond the arc after halftime. The Rams shot just 37.5 percent from the field but converted 19-of-24 attempts at the free-throw line in the second stanza. Williams made a free throw with six seconds left to give the Lobos a 68-66 lead before Bejarano missed a potentially game-tying jumper at the buzzer.

The Rams missed nine of their 33 attempts at the charity stripe while UNM converted 15-of-18 free-throw tries in the contest.

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