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Colorado State vs. New Mexico preview: Conference seeding is on the line

New Mexico is looking to stay in second place in the conference, and Colorado State is trying to end its three-game losing streak.

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Colorado State Rams look to snap a three game losing streak against the New Mexico Lobos who themselves are coming off an upset loss at Air Force this past Saturday.

The Rams (14-13, 6-8) hopes of grabbing a coveted four seed for the Mountain West Tournament appear slim. The Lobos (16-11,9-5) on the other hand are looking to overtake Fresno State for second in the Mountain West and improve their chances of making the NCAA Tournament.

If the Rams are to get themselves into the win column then they will need to find the shooting touch that made them the top scoring team in the Mountain West. The Rams were a horrendous 31 percent from the field on Saturday and only 25 percent from behind the arc.

Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy and company have to find a way to get redshirt senior guard Antwan Scott back on track. He averages 15 points a game but had only two against Wyoming.

This past weekend the Rams faced the conference's leading scorer in Josh Adams who dropped in 37 points and now they have face the second leading scorer in the Mountain West in the Lobos Elijah Brown. Brown averages 21 points a game and junior forward Tim Williams is the fourth leading scorer in the conference with 17 points a game.

Tip off is scheduled for 8pm MST and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.