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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Mountain West Football Splits into Two Divisions

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Jan 222013
 

Author: Riley Adams

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The Mountain West Conference athletic directors decided the conference will be seeing a shift in format this year. Football will be divided into two divisions of six teams, with a championship game at the end of the season. All the other sports will remain the same as an 11-team league. The split will be geographical, maintaining traditional rivalries, with a West Division and a Mountain Division. CSU will be in the Mountain division with Wyoming, Air Force, Utah State, Boise State, and New Mexico. The West Division will be made up of Hawaii, San Diego State, UNLV, San Jose State, Fresno State and Nevada.

Each team will play the other five schools in their division, along with three games against teams in the other division. The winners of each division will then play in a championship game on December 7, 2013 at the home stadium of the team with the highest BCS ranking.

Basketball teams will continue to play 18 regular-season conference games. Jack Graham, Athletic Director of CSU said this format will be maintained so the teams will get the opportunity to schedule non-conference games. This will boost the RPI of the schools within the Mountain West. For more of Graham’s reactions to this new format, you can visit the Coloradoan.

For more information you can visit mwc.com.

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