Ram’s men’s basketball team cracks Top 25

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Feb 112013
 

Author: Ryan Greene

The Colorado State Men’s basketball team has officially been ranked as the No. 24 team in the nation by the AP and Coach’s Poll

The last time the rams received a national ranking came all the way back in 1954.

The ranking follows the Rams tough win at Nevada, winning by just 4 points.

To go along with their No. 24 ranking, the Rams basketball team also has the 15th best RPI in the nation, and as of today, the Rams are the No. 1 rebounding team in the nation, averaging 42.4 rebounds per game.

Now that the Rams are ranked, the matchup Wednesday against the San Diego State Aztecs, has become much more interesting. The Aztecs are ranked as well, two spots above the Rams at No. 22.

This means that this Wednesday will be the first game in Moby’s history to feature two ranked teams playing each other.

The game Wednesday is an Orange Out as well, and tickets are expected to sell out soon.

The game starts at 8PM MT this Wednesday.

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CSU earns huge road win versus Wolfpack

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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 earns huge road win versus Wolfpack

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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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