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 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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