No. 22 Colorado State hosts No. 16 New Mexico at Moby Arena on Saturday. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST and you can catch it on NBCSN. The Rams fell to the Lobos 66-61 on Jan. 23 and are 2-8 against them over the last four years.
Colorado State is in second place in the Mountain West and will be trying to close the gap with New Mexico, who is currently in first place.
The Rams fell 61-59 to UNLV on Feb. 20. Colton Iverson finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 14.1 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 0.7 blocks per game. For the Lobos, Cameron Bairstow finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the 60-50 win over Boise State on Feb. 16. He contributes 5.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.5 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, New Mexico performs well in free throw rate at 46.3 percent. This ranks first in the conference and fifth in the country.
StatSmack! Colorado State is better than New Mexico
The Colorado State three-point leader (Wes Eikmeier, 42 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the New Mexico three-point leader (Tony Snell, 40 three-pointers).
Colorado State attacks the glass, with more rebounds (41.9 per game vs. 35.8 per game) than New Mexico this season.
The Colorado State rebounding leader (Colton Iverson, 249 rebounds) has more rebounds than the New Mexico rebounding leader (Alex Kirk, 206 rebounds).
Colorado State has an average margin of victory of 7 over New Mexico in 15 wins since 1980.