This week CSU men’s basketball coach Niko Medved joined CBS4 sports anchor Michael Spencer on Tuesday for a Tuesday-edition of Xfinity Monday Live.

(CBS4) – The Colorado State Rams just completed one of the most successful seasons in program history, and are coming off a 4th place finish at the NIT.

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Head coach Niko Medved of the Colorado State Rams calls to his team against the Utah State Aggies during the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament semifinals at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 12, 2021 in Las Vegas.

Head coach Niko Medved of the Colorado State Rams calls to his team against the Utah State Aggies during the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament semifinals at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 12 in Las Vegas. (credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

“I think it was great,” Medved said of the experience playing in the NIT.

“We got a couple of great wins, and came up a little short in the final four, but I have no doubt that this was a great experience and will help us as we move forward.”

The Rams were one of the youngest teams in the country this season, and played the entire 2020-2021 season without a senior on the roster.

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“I’m probably crazy, but I enjoy coaching a young team,” said Medved.

Head coach Niko Medved of the Colorado State Rams calls plays against the San Diego State Aztecs at Viejas Arena on Feb. 25, 2020 in San Diego.

Head coach Niko Medved of the Colorado State Rams calls plays against the San Diego State Aztecs at Viejas Arena on Feb. 25. (credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

“I enjoy seeing that growth and guys who are excited about all the challenges that are in front of them. There’s only one way to get experience and that’s to get experience.”

“One thing we never do is we never use it as an excuse. We never talk about being young, we just talk about us belonging and trying to get the most out of our ability,” he added.

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“Hopefully going through this season and the NIT is really going to serve us well as we go into the offseason. The expectations continue to change, and that’s good, that’s what we want.”

Michael Spencer