The 2011-2012 basketball season came to an end for the Colorado State men today in the form of a 58-41 loss to Murray State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. The Rams kept it close for the first half before the MSU Racers pulled away.  Murray State moves on to face Marquette on Saturday.

Colorado State's self-proclaimed ankle-biters started the second half by missing nine of their first 10 shots and finished shooting 33 percent for the game. By the time the offense finally got going, the 11th-seeded Rams were trailing by double digits and on their way out of their first tournament since 2003.