FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – According to the formula — and it’s all about the formula in college basketball — the CSU Rams are on track to make the NCAA Tournament.
No Colorado men’s college basketball team has a higher ratings percentage index than CSU. The Rams rank 31st, and they are climbing, especially after Tuesday’s big win over New Mexico.
The Rams are currently 17-9 with three games left in the regular season. Two of those games are against ranked teams: No. 25 San Diego State on Saturday and No. 20 UNLV on Feb. 29.
It’s been quite a coaching job by Tim Miles, who is leading an undersized, but smart, team to many upset victories.
“(The NCAA Tournament) has been our goal all year. It’s always been in the back of our minds,” said guard Jesse Carr. “Obviously we can’t focus too much on just thinking about going to the Big Dance but that’s everybody’s dream and everybody’s goal.”
Guard Dorian Green said he’s excited that CSU controls its own destiny.
“There’s definitely going to be more challenges ahead this season,” Green told CBS4. “We’ve just got to take it one game at a time. We have a great opportunity ahead of us.”
The Rams final regular season game is against Air Force on March 3.
Selection Sunday — when the brackets for the tournament are announced — is on March 11.
The CU Buffs also have a shot at making the tournament, as does Denver University.