CSU earns huge road win versus Wolfpack

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Feb 072013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

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          The Colorado State men’s basketball team rallied from being down by as many as 12 points in the first half to capture a 73-69 road win at Nevada on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to Greg Smith scoring a career-high 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

The win moves the Rams into sole possesion of second place within the Mountain West Conference at 6-2 and improves their overall record to 19-4. One of the Ram’s starters, Pierce Hornung, was forced to leave the game in the first half due to an illness.

The Rams took a 69-67 lead with 40 seconds left when Colton Iverson made a putback layup off a missed shot and on the ensuing possesion Iverson stole the ball from a Nevada player, allowing Wes Eikmeier, who was just 2-15 from the field, to step to the line to knock down two free throws with 23 seconds left to extend the lead to four.

After Nevada hit two free throws of their own, Eikmeier was fouled again and hit two more from the charity stripe with seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Rams.

Next up for the Rams is a game at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. on Feb. 13th when they host San Diego State. The tip is set for 8:00 p.m. MT and the game will be aired on CBSS.

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CSU earns huge road win versus Wolfpack

 Sports  Comments Off on CSU earns huge road win versus Wolfpack
Feb 072013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

Mountain West Conference logo

Mountain West Conference logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

          The Colorado State men’s basketball team rallied from being down by as many as 12 points in the first half to capture a 73-69 road win at Nevada on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to Greg Smith scoring a career-high 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

The win moves the Rams into sole possesion of second place within the Mountain West Conference at 6-2 and improves their overall record to 19-4. One of the Ram’s starters, Pierce Hornung, was forced to leave the game in the first half due to an illness.

The Rams took a 69-67 lead with 40 seconds left when Colton Iverson made a putback layup off a missed shot and on the ensuing possesion Iverson stole the ball from a Nevada player, allowing Wes Eikmeier, who was just 2-15 from the field, to step to the line to knock down two free throws with 23 seconds left to extend the lead to four.

After Nevada hit two free throws of their own, Eikmeier was fouled again and hit two more from the charity stripe with seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Rams.

Next up for the Rams is a game at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. on Feb. 13th when they host San Diego State. The tip is set for 8:00 p.m. MT and the game will be aired on CBSS.

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CSU Men’s Basketball Gets First Conference Road Win of the Season

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Jan 282013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

 

After a disappointing road loss to #15 New Mexico last Wednesday, the Rams were able to travel to Fresno State and win decisively.

The game was a team effort, with all five of their starters scoring in double digits. Dorian Green led the scoring with 17 points. Colton Iverson had a relatively quiet game, but still managed to have a double-double, with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

It had been nearly two months since CSU won a game on the road. Despite having won their last 24 games in a row at Moby (4th best current home winning streak in the nation), the Rams were only 2-4 in road games this season before heading to Fresno.

But not winning on the road hasn’t meant they have not been competitive in these games. On January 12th, the Rams took the 16th ranked San Diego State Aztecs into overtime before losing. When the Rams travelled to play #15 UNM last week, the Rams only lost by 5, despite having possibly their worst shooting in any game this season. The Rams only made a little more than half of their free throws, while shooting only 37% from the field.

Against Fresno however, the Rams made 85% of their free throws. Colton Iverson missed the majority of those free throws; the four other starters only missed one free throw the entire game.

The Rams also shot 44% from the field, numbers that the Rams are more familiar with this season.

The next game for the Rams should be a much tougher test than the last place Fresno State Bulldogs. The Boise State Broncos come into Moby on Wednesday, with a 14-5 record. However, the Rams maybe catching the Broncos in the middle of a slump; the Broncos have won only one of their last four games. If the Rams play like they normally do at Moby, they should not have much trouble with the Broncos.

Be sure to cheer on your Rams on Wednesday at Moby at 7PM.

 

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