Ram’s streak at Moby ends at 27

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Feb 232013

Author: Steven Starcer

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All the build up for a game featuring two top 25 teams and the conference lead up for grabs made Moby Arena a hot ticket to get, but it was not as hot as New Mexico’s junior guard Kendall Williams.

Williams finished with a career high 46 points — nearly twice his previous career high of 24 — and set a Mountain West Conference record by hitting 10 3-pointers as the Lobos came into Moby and ended Colorado State’s 27-game home win streak Saturday, knocking off the Rams 91-82.

While Williams was sent to the bench with nine minutes to play and four fouls, the Rams took a six-point lead and looked as though they might extend their home win-streak to 28, but instead Williams returned to the game and helped lead the Lobos on a 27-12 run down the stretch and poured in 18 more points in the process.

Nex Mexico increased their lead to two games in a highly contested conference race moving to 10-2 in Mountain West play and 23-4 overall, while the Rams dropped to 8-4 in conference and 21-5 overall.

The Rams were unable to gain any real momentum in the game as everytime the home crowd got into it, Williams would answer with a dagger from long range.

Colton Iverson had a monster game for the Rams with 26 points and 15 rebounds, but missed on some free throws late that hurt the Ram’s chances of mounting a comeback. Wes Eikmeier and Dorian Green had 22 and 20 points respectively for the Rams.

The Rams were coming off a tough loss on the road against UNLV by two points on Wednesday, which snapped their six-game winning streak that started after their loss to New Mexico the first time around in Albuquerque last month.

The last time CSU lost at home was Nov. 11, 2012, to Southern Miss., which was coached at the time by the team’s current coach Larry Eustachy, who took the Rams job last offseason.

The Rams will try and get back on the winning track on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when they host Fresno State at 7 p.m. MT at Moby Arena.



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Rams drop close one in Vegas

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Feb 202013

Author: Steven Starcer


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The number one rebounding team in the nation got beat on the glass and on the scoreboard tonight as the No. 22  Colorado State Rams fell on the road to the UNLV Rebels 61-59 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

UNLV outrebounded CSU 36-28, including a huge offensive board and tip-in by Bryce Dejean-Jones with a minute to go that tied the game at 59 before Anthony Marshall hit the game winning jumper with seven seconds remaining.

The Rams once again dug themselves into a huge first half hole falling behing 32-21 at halftime, but clawed their way back in it by outscoring the Rebels 19-8 through the first seven minutes of the second half tying the game at 40.

Dorian Green gave the Rams a lead late by hitting two clutch free throws with just under two minutes to play to give them a 59-57 lead before Dejean-Jones and Marshall stole the show at the end.

The Rebels missed some free throws late, but the Rams could not take full advantage, as Dorian Green and Daniel Bejarano both missed three pointers with under a minute to play.

Katin Reinhardt and Dejean-Jones both finished with 15 points to lead the Rebels, while Colton Iverson lead the Rams recording another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The loss drops the Rams conference record to 8-3 and puts them full game behind the conference leaders New Mexico, who they will host on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. The tip for that game is set for 2 p.m. MT.

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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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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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