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Nov. 9, 2012

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Postgame Notes: Nov. 9, 2012 vs. Montana

-          Final Score: Colorado State 72, Montana 65

-          Attendance: 5,833

-          First-half starting five:

o   Colorado State: Dorian Green, Wes Eikmeier, Pierce Hornung, Greg Smith and Colton Iverson.

o   Montana: Keron DeShields, Kareem Jamar, Jordan Gregory, Mathias Ward and Eric Hutchison.

-          Second-half starting five:

o   Colorado State: Daniel Bejarano for Greg Smith

o  Montana: Same

-          CSU’s Sixth man: Daniel Bejarano

-          Largest scoring runs:

o   Colorado State:

§  8-0 from 19:29 mark (Colton Iverson free-throws) to 17:00 mark (Daniel Bejarano jumper) of the second half.

§  8-0 from 8:42 mark (Colton Iverson three-point play) to 7:22 mark (Wes Eikmeier free-thows) of the second half. 

o   Montana:

§  9-0 from 7:01 mark (Eric Hutchison free-throws) to 3:16 mark (Jordan Gregory free-throws).

-          Largest leads:

o   Colorado State: +8 at 5:46 mark of second half (Greg Smith free-throws).

o   Montana: +10 at 1:33 mark (Jordan Gregory layup).

-          Statistical leaders:

o   Colorado State

§  Points: Colton Iverson (18)

§  Rebounds: Pierce Hornung (16)

§  Assists: Dorian Green (3)

§  Blocks: None

§  Steals: Five players (1)

o   Montana

§  Points: Keron DeShields (17)

§  Rebouds: Kevin Henderson (4)

§  Asissts: Kevin Henderson (3)

§  Blocks: Keron DeShields/Kareem Jamar (1)

§  Steals: Kareem Jamar (2)

Game Notables

-         CSU started 0-for-7 from the field.  First points came on Colton Iverson free throws at 15:20 mark of the first half.

-         Jon Octeus gave CSU its first lead of the game, 11-10, with a short jumper at the 11:44 mark of the first half.

-         Colorado State outrebounded Montana 21-10 in the first half, and ended the game with a 44-21 advantage on the boards.

-         CSU took the lead for good, 53-50, on a three-point play be Wes Eikmeier at the 7:37 mark of the second half. 

-         The Rams shot just 28.6 percent (8-for-28) from the field in the first half, and trailed 34-27 at the break.  The Rams 37.7 percent (20-for-53) for the game.

-         CSU has won 32 home openers in a row, dating back to the 1980-81 season.

-         CSU is riding a 14-game home win streak dating back to last season. Entering the game, the streak tied for the ninth longest nationally.

-         CSU’s 14-game home win streak ties for the longest in the history of Moby Arena.  The Rams also won 14 straight games in 1989-90 and between the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. 

-         Larry Eustachy is now 20-2 in season openers for his career.

-         CSU head coaches are now 14-5 in their debuts as head coach of the Rams.

-         Five different Rams scored in double figures (Iverson, Bejarano, G. Smith, Green, Eikmeier)

-         The Rams outrebounded the Grizzlies 44-21 and 19-2 on the offensive end. This was the offensive rebounding total for the Rams since March 15, 2011 when the Rams pulled down 20 offensive boards against Fairfield in the NIT.

-         Colorado State committed only nine turnovers, including just two in the second half.

-         CSU had 17 second-chance points, while Montana failed to record any second-chance points.


Individual Stat Notables

-          Double-digit scorers

o   Colorado State

§  Colton Iverson (18) – CSU is 1-0 all-time when Iverson scores 10+ points.

§  Daniel Bejarano (12) – CSU is 1-0 all-time when Bejarano scores 10+ points.

§  Greg Smith (11) – CSU is 20-9 all-time when Smith scores 10+ points.

§  Dorian Green (11) – CSU is 29-22 all-time when Smith scores 10+ points.

§  Wes Eikmeier (10) – CSU is 24-14 all-time when Eikmeier scores 10+ points.

o   Montana

§  Keron DeShields (17)

§  Jordan Gregory (10)

-          Double-digit rebounds

o   Colorado State

§  Pierce Hornung (16) – CSU is 13-2 all-time when Hornung records 10+ rebounds.


Career highs

-          Daniel Bejarano:

o   12 points

o   6 rebounds

o   2 assists

o   1 steal (tie)

-          Jon Octues

o   2 points

o   1 rebound

-          Gerson Santo

o   4 points

o   1 rebound




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