FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Jason Smith scored 18 points as Colorado State dealt TCU its 10th consecutive loss with an 82-66 win Tuesday night.
Smith also grabbed 14 rebounds to post his 12th double-double of the season, the 18th of his career. Stephan Gilling added 14 points and Tim Denson had 12 for Colorado State (15-9, 5-7 Mountain West Conference). The Rams out-rebounded the Horned Frogs 40-21 and snapped a five-game losing streak.Brent Hackett led TCU (10-14, 2-10) with 18 points on five 3-pointers. Kevin Langford had 15 points and Neiman Owens 14 points and 11 rebounds.The Horned Frogs shot 29 percent from the field in the first half and 37 percent for the game. The losing streak matched its 10-game skid during the 1979-80 season.Two free throws by Gilling gave CSU's a 20 point 56-36 nearly six minutes into the second half. The Horned Frogs dug in defensively but could only get as close as 60-45 before the Rams regained momentum on successive steals and layups by Tyler Smith and Cory Lewis.Denson's 3-pointer with 5:50 left made it 73-51.In the first half, Colorado State appeared to be on the ropes early but used a flurry of 3-pointers to lead 45-32 at the half. Hackett sank three 3-pointers and Ryan Wall sank three free throws off technical fouls on Lewis and CSU coach Dale Layer to lead 28-21 with 8:28 left.Denson's free throw capped an 11-0 run by the Rams to take a 32-28 edge. Blake Adams sank two free throws to make it 36-32, but Gilling sank two 3-pointers and Denson a third as Colorado State in the last 2:25 of the half.