Green helps No. 24 Colorado State sneak past San Diego State

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Updated: February 14, 2013

Dorian Green’s three-point play with
19.4 seconds remaining helped the 24th-ranked Colorado State Rams slip past
San Diego State, 66-60, Wednesday at Moby Arena.

Green, who finished with 16 points and six assists on 3-of-4 shooting from 3-
point range, put the home team ahead by one with 1:05 to play with a 3-
pointer, before his driving bucket across the center of the lane and
subsequent free throw turned a one-point Colorado State lead into a four point
edge.

The late basket secured the victory for the Rams (20-4, 7-2 MWC), who are
ranked in the AP poll for the first time since 1954 and increased their home
winning streak to 27 games. Greg Smith added 15 points and seven rebounds and
Pierce Hornung chipped in 12 points, eight boards and four assists in the
victory.

Chase Tapley scored 16 points and J.J. O’Brien donated 12 on 6-of-8 shooting
for the Aztecs (18-6, 6-4), who had the ball with 17 seconds remaining, down
four, but Jamaal Franklin lost control as he was double-teamed and it resulted
in an easy Jon Octeus dunk for CSU. The Aztecs came into the contest winners
of their last two games.