CSU Men Fall to San Diego State 75-63

Al Faux and Tony Bland combined to score 47 points and lead San Diego State University to a 75-63 win over Colorado State University in Mountain West Conference men's basketball action Saturday night at Moby Arena.

With the score tied at 20, the pair keyed an 8-0 Aztecs' rally the final 5:30 of the first half. Colorado State could come no closer than seven points the rest of the way, as SDSU won for the first time in Fort Collins in two decades.

Faux finished with 24 points while Bland added 23, as SDSU shot 59.6 percent from the field for the game, the highest by a Rams' opponent this season.

Colorado State was led by Brian Greene, who scored 14 points - all in the second half - despite playing with the flu. He was one of three players to score in double figures. Freshman Matt Williams matched his career high with 12 points and tied for game honors with eight rebounds, while freshman center Matt Nelson had 10 points.

Colorado State struggled offensively in the first half, making only eight of 25 field goals. Greene was held scoreless for the first time in a half this season, and guard Andy Birley, who averages in double figures, made only three of 11 field goals on the night.

Colorado State is back in action Monday night, playing host to UNLV at 7 p.m. in Moby Arena (AT&T Broadband in Fort Collins, Channel 68; Radio: Colorado State Sports Network).

The Rams take a 10-14 overall record and 1-8 league mark into Monday's game.


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