If the Rams offensive line can protect K.J. Carta-Samuels, he'll have a shot at ripping the Florida Gators' defense apart, like he has in multiple second halves this year.
Should CSU advance past the Leathernecks, the Rams would face the winner of the first-round matchup between South Dakota and Houston.
Last week, Tvrdy averaged 22 points per game on 19-for-31 shooting (.613), along with 9.5 rebounds, two assists and two steals per game.
Colorado State's lack of execution on special teams led to a disappointing, blowout loss at the hands of the Florida Gators.
Can Colorado State find new life in the MountaIn West Tournament? Prentiss Nixon is hopeful, as are his teammates, though they'll be without J.D. Paige on Wednesday, again.
The Rams fell to 10-16 and 3-10 in Mountain West action, while the Falcons improved to 9-13 and 3-7 in league play.
For the second consecutive year, Colorado State junior fullback Adam Prentice has been recognized for his off the field contributions.
After digging a hole early, Colorado State fought back to force overtime before losing to New Mexico State on Monday.