Nov. 15, 2009
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
EUGENE, Ore. – Junior forward Andy Ogide and freshman guard Dorian Green tallied 17 and 12 points, respectively, en route to all-tournament honors, but it was not enough to overcome tournament MVP Tajuan Porter and the host Oregon Ducks Sunday in the championship game of the BTI Tip-off tournament.
Ogide scored 15 of his team-leading 17 points in the first half, and the Rams were able to control the tempo for a majority of the contest, to hang with the Ducks in front of their home crowd of 6,769 at McArthur Court. However, a 23-point effort from Porter lifted Oregon past CSU, 68-55.
The Rams, went into the locker room trailing by a single-digit margin, 36-27, thanks to Ogide’s first-half outburst. However, the Ducks were able to neutralize the CSU post player in the second half, prompting Green, and junior forwards Andre McFarland and Travis Franklin, to step up and keep the Rams in the contest in the second half.
McFarland tallied all eight of his points, while Franklin tallied half of his eight, in the second half. Franklin, who led the Rams on the boards, tallied five of his eight rebounds, including four offensive rebounds, in the game’s final stanza. Franklin also finished with a team-leading two blocks. Green added four rebounds and a block, and McFarland added four rebounds.
In addition to Porter’s 23, LeKendric Longmire and Teondre Williams added 11 points each, while senior forward Joevan Catron added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Ducks.
Colorado State (2-1), will now turn its attention to the Indiana State Sycamores, its matchup in the inaugural Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. MT from Terre Haute, Ind., on Friday.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Preview: Rams Wrap Up Three Games In Five Days ...
CSU, currently on a six-game home winning streak dating back to last season, take on the Braves...
Recap: Rams Earn Fifth Straight Home Win With...
CSU limits an opponent to under 40 percent on field goals for fourth time this year
Preview: Rams Continue Homestand Against...
CSU looks to run home winning streak to six when it hosts the Lions of the Southland Conference
Recap: Rams Use Solid Shooting To Defeat...
CSU shoots better than 50 percent from the floor for the first time this season
Preview: Rams Start Three-Game Homestand...
CSU to play three games in five days at Moby Arena, starting with Wednesday's contest against the...
Recap: Rams Put Up Great Defense But Fall At...
CSU limits third straight regular-season opponent to under 40 percent from the floor but...
Preview: Rams On Road for First Time This...
CSU will play the first of two Pac-12 foes on the schedule when it takes on the Cardinal Sunday...
Recap: Rams Defeat Fort Lewis, 84-75
Emmanuel Omogbo posts his first double-double of the year with 20 points & 15 rebounds while Bob ...