Colorado St. 74, Montana St.-Northern 56

11/22/2006 - Colorado State Rams

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Jason Smith scored 14 points and Alton Robinson added 10 to lead Colorado State to a 74-56 victory Saturday over NAIA Division I foe Montana State Northern.

The Rams (2-2) got off to a quick start in the first half and led by 29 points with 13:27 to go in the second half. The lead was too much for the Lights to overcome.

Colorado State led 33-11 with 5:56 to play in the first half before the Lights (4-3) went on a 14-6 run to get to within 14 before halftime.

Montana State Northern held CSU to 46 percent shooting from the field after the break but couldn't overcome the Rams' 43-25 halftime lead.

Colorado State shot 63 percent in the first half and 55 percent for the game. CSU held Montana State Northern to 39 percent shooting. The Rams also held a 34-29 edge on rebounds.

Cory Brothers led the Lights with 16 points. Ronnie Simpson had 10 points for Montana State Northern.