Colorado State (22-6) at Boise State (19-8)
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DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: Taco Bell Arena (12,480) -- Boise, Idaho.
Television: None. Home Record: CSU 15-1, BSU 12-1. Away Record: CSU 5-5, BSU
5-7. Neutral Record: CSU 2-0, BSU 2-0. Conference Record: CSU 9-4, BSU 7-6.
Series Record: Colorado State leads, 7-3.
GAME NOTES: The Boise State Broncos aim for their fourth straight win on
Saturday night as they host the Colorado State Rams in Mountain West
Conference action at Taco Bell Arena.
Tied with Air Force for fifth place in the MWC standings with a record of 7-6
heading into the weekend, the Broncos were in action just three nights ago
when they demolished the Nevada Wolf Pack at home, 73-47. The victory was the
fourth in the last five outings for BSU.
Meanwhile the Rams, who were nationally-ranked just a short time ago, are
alone in second place with a 9-4 record, trailing only New Mexico which is
11-2. Colorado State is coming off a trying 74-67 win versus Fresno State at
home three nights ago, the team's 15th win in 16 tries in Fort Collins this
The Rams crushed Boise State in the first meeting of the season at Moby Arena,
77-57, which means Colorado State now leads the all-time series by a count of
After having their lengthy home win streak snapped last weekend, the Rams got
right back out there on Wednesday night and took down Fresno State by seven
points. Colton Iverson recorded another double-double with 12 points and a
game-high 12 rebounds, but it was Wes Eikmeier who led the team in scoring
with 18 points. Dorian Green tacked on 16 points and Daniel Bejarano 11 off
the bench as the squad held on after allowing the visitors to hit 50.0 percent
from the field.
Iverson, who always has the potential to deliver a double-double as long as he
can stay out of foul trouble, leads the program in both scoring (14.0 ppg) and
rebounding (9.9 rpg). Iverson is shooting an impressive 57.1 percent from the
field, but a not-so-hot 59.1 percent at the free-throw line, although the rest
of the team has picked up the slack as the Rams have outscored the competition
by 124 points at the charity stripe.
It was one of the weakest offensive efforts in recent memory for Nevada, but
that certainly worked in favor of the Broncos as the hosts grabbed the
lopsided win at Taco Bell Arena earlier this week. Anthony Drmic tallied a
game-high 26 points and Ryan Watkins chipped in with 14 and cleared eight
rebounds as BSU shot 49.1 percent from the floor and also held the Wolf Pack
to a dismal 26.3 percent (10-of-38).
Overall this season, the Broncos are outscoring the competition by 9.3 ppg,
but when it comes to league bouts only the returns are not nearly as
favorable, with the squad beating MWC foes by a mere 0.4 ppg. Drmic leads the
way in those latter meetings with 18.5 ppg, shooting an impressive 83.6
percent at the free-throw line. Derrick Marks checks in with another 14.9 ppg,
accounting for a team-best 48 assists as well in order to keep the offense
The Rams are still a dominant force in the paint and with Boise State opting
to open with a four-guard offense, the Broncos will certainly be at a
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Colorado State 76, Boise State 68
03/02 11:12:00 ET
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