Colorado State Rams fans camp out overnight for tickets to historic basketball game

Rams face New Mexico on Saturday at 2 p.m.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Students lined up Wednesday morning outside Moby Arena on the CSU campus in Fort Collins for the chance to watch their basketball team make history this weekend.

This will be the team's third-straight sellout game, which is a first in 47 years. 2,500 student tickets were gone in 2 hours and 58 minutes, the university tweeted.

The Rams, ranked 22nd in the nation, will host the 16th ranked New Mexico Lobos at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moby Arena.

Colorado State (21-4) is in second place in the Mountain West Conference and is a half a game back from New Mexico (22-4) for the conference lead. On Jan. 23, New Mexico beat CSU 66-61.

Colorado State currently holds a 27-game home winning streak.  That's the third longest in the nation.

But before the Rams can get to the big game on Saturday, they face a tough road test against UNLV Rebels on Wednesday night at 8:15 p.m.