Larry Eustachy is making his second-consecutive appearance in the tournament, this year with CSU — the fourth team he’s led to the NCAAs.
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.
No visitor has walked out of Moby Arena a winner since Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy led Southern Miss to a victory at the Rams’ ear-splitting, high-altitude auditorium back in November 2011.
New Nebraska coach Tim Miles is aware that many Big Red fans don’t recognize his name and might feel let down by his hiring.
The Colorado Buffaloes couldn’t get snubbed this time. The CSU Rams didn’t either. Both teams are in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Jamaal Franklin, playing most of the second half with three fouls, scored 19 points and Chase Tapley had 10 of his 17 in the first five minutes of the second half to lead No. 18 and top-seeded San Diego State to a 79-69 victory against fourth-seeded Colorado State in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals on Friday night.
Wes Eikmeier scored 23 points, and Colorado State withstood a 3-point barrage from Air Force in a 75-65 win at Clune Arena Saturday.
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.
Drew Gordon had 13 points and 14 rebounds and New Mexico clamped down defensively Wednesday night to defeat Colorado State 85-52.
Wes Eikmeier scored 18 points and Colorado State used a decided free throw advantage to defeat UTSA 85-75 in a consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday night.