BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The basketball rivalry between CU and in-state rival CSU has never been as intense as the one on the gridiron, but that’s starting to change.
Both the Buffaloes (6-1) and the Rams (6-0) are having great seasons on the hardwood. They meet for the first and only time this season in Boulder at the Coors Events Center Wednesday night.
This time around, trash talk has entered the equation.
Last year when the two teams met the Rams beat the Buffaloes on their home turf in Fort Collins and the Rams fans stormed the court.
The Buffaloes made sure to file that one away.
“You just kind of see that, you know, when the little brother beats the big brother for once then they’re going to be happy and rush the court,” CU guard Spencer Dinwiddie told CBS4 after practice on Tuesday. “I think when we win tommorrow night I don’t think our fans will do that.”
CSU guard Wes Eikmeier wasn’t as willing to make predictions about the outcome of the game on Tuesday.
“They can approach the game however they want. I understand that it’s a rivalry game, and these games always go neck and neck but for us we’ve got to just stay on an even keel and approach it like another game and attack and play our game,” he said.
The CU-CSU game starts at 8:30 p.m. and will be broadcast by PACN.