Coming off a 70-79 loss to the University of Neveda, Las Vegas, the men’s basketball team will face the Colorado State University Rams in Fort Collins, Colo. on Wednesday.
The teams both have a record of 2-3 in conference play.
Sophomore guard Ronnie Moss said the upcoming game will be a big one because the Horned Frogs defeated the Rams at home 81-67, but lost 71-65 when the team went to Colorado last season.
“Mountain West Conference away games are tough, so if we can steal this one we will be ready to come back and play New Mexico Saturday at home,” Moss said.
The key to beating the Rams is to practice harder, Moss said.
“Prepare ourselves like it’s a game in practice, and then Wednesday it will come natural to us,” Moss said.
Against UNLV, Moss scored nine points, had six assists and four rebounds.
Junior guard Greg Hill said a win on Wednesday is important for their record.
“The game will mean a lot knowing we will be in conference play, which means we need to come out on top in order to compete for the chance to go to the (MWC) tournament,” Hill said.
Hill said that in order to defeat the Rams, the Horned Frogs need to practice how to finish their games.
TCU vs. CSU
When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Fort Collins, Colo.
The game is scheduled to air on The Mtn.