ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Tony Snell scored 23 points and No. 15 New Mexico held off a late Colorado State rally Wednesday night for a 66-61 victory.
The Lobos (17-2, 4-0 Mountain West) led 54-32 with 12:26 left before the Rams (15-4, 2-2) began a comeback behind Dorian Green. He scored 11 points in a 20-5 run that cut the lead to
Colorado State's Wes Eikmeier hit a 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left that made it 64-61, but Snell converted two free throws to preserve the victory.
Snell scored six points in a pivotal 10-0 run that turned a 27-25 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half into a 37-25 advantage early in the second half.
Eikmeier led Colorado State with 20 points and Green finished with 14.
Chad Adams equaled a career night with 13 points for the Lobos.
The Nationals aren’t expected to re-sign third baseman Anthony Rendon after they locked Stephen Strasburg into a seven-year, $245 million deal Monday, but their competition just got stiffer with the news that the Angels are interested in the two-time Silver Slugger.
The Angels’ main target appears to be Gerrit Cole but they could turn to Rendon if they’re outbid by a team like the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Dodgers. Rendon has also been connected to the Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies and is reportedly interested in signing a seven-year deal.
Nationals President Mike Rizzo said at a press conference Monday that “there’s ways to fit players in” when speaking about Rendon. His comments refuted an earlier statement made by principal owner Mark Lerner to NBC Sports Washington, to whom he said the Nationals “can really only afford to have one” of Strasburg or Rendon.
It’d be a surprising move if the Nationals did bring Rendon back, but everything remains possible at this point.
MORE NATIONALS NEWS:
Ever seen the Capitol building in the shape of a hop? Well, now you *can!
The Washington Capitals and Devils Backbone Brewing Company have unveiled the winning design of the 'Capit-Ale' beer can design contest. Springfield, Va. resident Cole Hogan's design, featuring a hop in place of the Capitol building, other notable D.C. monuments including the Washington Monument and, of course, the Capitals' logo, was selected as the winner.
Fans can purchase Hogan's winning design of DBB's 'Capit-Ale' at Capital One Arena in early 2020 and around the D.M.V. at select locations.
DBB has created other D.C.-sports-inspired beers, such as the Nationals' 'Earned Run Ale' in limited edition, World Series-themed cans.
MORE CAPITALS NEWS: