Aztecs come close but lose at Colorado State


A tangle of San Diego State players were sprawled near midcourt, watching as Colorado State’s Greg Smith collected a loose ball instead of them and pitched it ahead to Jon Octeus, watching hopelessly as Octeus raced to meet the pass, watching Octeus elevate for an uncontested two-handed dunk, watching the exclamation point being dotted on a 66-60 Rams victory.