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Lobos hang on for 12th straight win

FORT COLLINS, Colo. --- For the third time in the past four games, New Mexico narrowly escaped a debilitating loss. The Lobos trailed with six minutes remaining, but averted Colorado State's upset bid with a 72-66 win that set up a possible regular-season conference championship with BYU on Saturday. The Lobos (26-3, 12-2 MWC) will head to Provo on a 12-game winning streak.

More to come in a feature tomorrow, but here are some quick thoughts from the game:

  • New Mexico senior Roman Martinez had a spectacular game. He made a couple key shots down the stretch, hustled and grabbed a crucial rebound and hit a free throw at the end of the game to lock up the win.

  • Colorado State guard Adam Nigon had a career-high with 23 points. His previous best was 17 against Montana earlier this year. Nigon kept the Rams in the game by hitting a career-high six 3-pointers.

  • New Mexico turned it over 16 times and shot just 36.8 percent, which is one of its lowest shooting percentages during conference play. The Lobos made just 10-of-30 shots in the second half.