Bumping, banging and leaving Colorado State with a whole lot of bruises, top-seeded Louisville is into the Midwest Region semifinals.
Dorian Green scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half and eighth-seeded Colorado State used good shooting and great rebounding to run away from No. 9 Missouri 84-72 Thursday night in the NCAA tournament.
Larry Eustachy is making his second-consecutive appearance in the tournament, this year with CSU — the fourth team he’s led to the NCAAs.
Colorado State needed a win to gain a high seed in the upcoming Mountain West Conference tournament. And the Rams had to do it with point guard Dorian Green watching much of the game from the sideline.
Colton Iverson scored 20 of his career-high 29 points in the first half to pace Colorado State to a 78-56 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night.
Derrick Marks scored 33 of his career-high 38 points in the second half to lead Boise State to a 78-65 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.
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.
Anthony Marshall’s short jumper just inside the free-throw line with 7 seconds left to lift UNLV to a 61-59 victory over No. 22 CSU on Wednesday night.
Larry Eustachy wants 24th-ranked Colorado State to be better than good.
CSU’s wild victory over the San Diego State Aztecs on Wednesday night in noisy Moby Arena featured 15 lead changes and 11 ties.