Nov. 20, 2009
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Freshman point guard Dorian Green tallied 18 points, and junior forwards Andy Ogide and Andre McFarland added 12 and 11 points, respectively, but Colorado State fell just short in a comeback bid at Indiana State Friday night, falling 65-60, in front of 4,308 fans at the Hulman Center in the second game of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley challenge.
After falling behind by as many as 11 points in the second half, Colorado State (2-2) fought back into the contest, and trailed by just two points, 60-58, after Green downed a pair of free throws with just 32.6 seconds left.
But the Sycamores hit 5-of-6 from the charity stripe in the waning seconds of the game to hold CSU at bay and escape with the five-point victory.
The Rams led early in the contest, staking to a 19-10 lead at the 11:00 mark of the first half. After opening up the game red hot from the field and connecting on eight of their first 10 attempts from the floor, the Rams missed five consecutive shots, and a pair of free throws by Travis Franklin, during a scoring drought that lasted 7 minutes, 9 seconds. The Sycamores scored 17 straight during that stretch to turn that 19-10 deficit into a 27-19 lead.
The Rams rediscovered their scoring touch late in the half, thanks to five points each – including a pair of three-pointers - from Green and McFarland. The Rams closed the half with a 10-2 run, and the teams went into halftime tied at 29.
ISU scored seven straight to open the second half, but the Rams bounced back and took a 40-39 lead with just under 11 minutes remaining in the contest, on a layup by Franklin. However, the Sycamores held the Rams without another field goal over the next 8:31 and CSU trailed 57-46, with 2:33 left to play.
After connecting on 55 percent from the field in the first half, the Rams shot just 29 percent (8-for-28) in the second half, and finished the game shooting 39.6 percent (19-for-48). The Sycamores hit 44.2 percent (19-for-43) for the game.
The difference in the contest came at the free-throw line, where ISU connected at a 72 percent clip (23-for-32), while the Rams hit just 64 percent (16-for-25).
In addition to his 18 points, Green also added four assists, three rebounds and one steal. Ogide and freshman forward Pierce Hornung tied for the team lead with seven rebounds each.
ISU reserve Dwayne Lathan tallied 18 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Sycamores. Harry Marshall and Jake Kelly added 15 points and 13 points, respectively.
Next up, the Rams will play their home opener against the Mayville State Comets. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Moby Arena.
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