Colorado State University Rams
Spencer Butterfield’s 3-pointer and subsequent go-ahead free throws, after a Colorado State technical foul, keyed Utah State’s 73-69 comeback victory over the Rams in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Colorado State was already off to a slow start against No. 5 San Diego State when coach Larry Eustachy decided to bench Daniel Bejarano, the Rams’ second-leading scorer and leading rebounder.
Forward Chane Behanan, a key member of Louisville’s national championship squad who was dismissed from the team last month for a violation of university policy, has enrolled at Colorado State and will play for the Rams next season.
Daniel Bejarano drilled back-to-back 3-pointers to give Colorado State the lead and push the Rams to a 74-68 win over rival Air Force Saturday.
Colorado State football coach Jim McElwain says he hasn’t been contacted about the Louisville head coaching job, although he acknowledged he’s flattered that the Rams’ quick turnaround has drawn attention.
Cameron Bairstow scored New Mexico’s first seven points and equaled his career high with 29 points while also grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds to help push the Lobos to an 80-73 win over Colorado State on Saturday.
Two teams led by strong quarterbacks will make their first college football bowl game appearance in years when they face off in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.
Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.
Six players scored in double figures, including J.J. Avila, who scored 27 points and Colorado State breezed past Southwestern Oklahoma State 109-55 on Sunday afternoon.
J.J. Avila scored 29 points, including the game-winning layup in the final seconds, lifting Colorado State to an 85-83 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.