Julian Washburn scored seven of his 16 points in a flurry at the end of the first half as a balanced UTEP broke away from Colorado State 82-74 on Tuesday night.
J.J. Avila scored a career-high 30 points and helped Colorado State to an 88-67 non-conference win over Weber State on Saturday.
Daniel Bejarano scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Friday night to lift Colorado State past Division II UC Colorado Springs 99-70.
Wes Eikmeier scored 18 points for CSU, and a defensive adjustment shut down Fresno State’s Kevin Olekaibe in the second half of the Rams’ 74-67 victory on Wednesday night.
The buzz in the CSU locker room was all about the basketball polls Monday – and that was even before the Rams learned they had cracked the rankings for the first time since 1954.
Pierce Hornung had 23 points and 13 rebounds as Colorado State extended its home winning streak to 25, defeating Boise State 77-57 Wednesday night.
Dorian Green had 17 points as each of Colorado State’s starters scored in double figures in a 74-63 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night.
Greg Smith had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Colorado State pulled away in the second half to beat North Florida 83-55 Monday night.
Colton Iverson had 18 points and eight rebounds as Colorado State overcame a cold-shooting first half to defeat Montana 72-65 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.