FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Wes Eikmeier scored 18 points for Colorado State, and a defensive adjustment shut down Fresno State's Kevin Olekaibe in the second half of the Rams' 74-67 victory on Wednesday night.
The Rams were coming off two straight losses that knocked them out of the Top 25.
Olekaibe led Fresno State (9-18, 3-11) with 18 points on 6-for-6 shooting from 3-point range. The Rams put Jon Octeus and Daniel Bejarano on Olekaibe to start the second half and held him to just an early 3-pointer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, and Tyler Dorsey will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, sources told ESPN.