Another foe went down in Moby Arena on Saturday night, when the Rams beat Pepperdine University 71-56.
CSU returned to the court after losing their first game at the hands of the Kansas State Wildcats just three nights prior as they broke the Rams six game winning streak.
Junior guard Corey Lewis led the Rams to 7-1 record by registering 16 points, three rebounds and two assists. Lewis connected on all four of his field goals, three of which were behind the arc.
CSU used a 15-2 midway through the first half to get a lead on the visiting Waves. The Rams continued to dominate through the first half with a Michael Morris blocked shot and then a crowd pleasing Michael Harrison alley-oop from Sean Morris.
The home team went into the locker room with 41-28 halftime lead.
Pepperdine fought hard in the second and pulled within seven at one point, but the Rams pressure defense proved to be too much for the visiting Waves. CSU tied a school record by blocking 12 shots. Sophomore Jason Smith led the way with five to go along with his 16 points. Harrison registered three blocks combined with his five points and five rebounds.
The Rams held the Waves to 29 percent shooting from the field, but under their season average by shooting 42 percent.
CSU will have a more than a week off during finals week, but then will head to Hawaii to play in the Rainbow Classic beginning December 20th.
FG% 42% (24-56) 29% (19-65)
3-pt% 44% (8-18) 15% (3-19)
Assists 15 8
Turnovers 10 11
Blocks 12 5
Steals 5 8
Points in Paint20 18
CSU Points Rebounds
Jason Smith 16 8
Corey Lewis 16 3
PU Points Rebounds
Michael Gerrity 17 1