Jan. 6, 2012
Colorado State vs. Nebraska Omaha | Game 14
|COLORADO STATE RAMS||NEBRASKA OMAHA MAVERICKS|
|CSU RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS||UNO STATISTICAL LEADERS|
Colorado State opens a four-game home stand Saturday evening, playing host the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Tipoff between the Rams and the Mavericks is set for 7 p.m. at Moby Arena.
No television is available for Saturday's game, but fans can catch all the action on the Colorado State Sports Network as Voice of the Rams, Brian Roth, calls the action live courtside.
Streaming audio is available at CSURams.com/allaccess.
Gametracker stats are also available at CSURams.com.
Tickets can be purchased online at CSURams.com, by calling 800/491-Rams, or by visiting the McGraw Athletic Center box office (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday). The Moby Arena box office is also open one hour prior to tipoff for all home events.
About Nebraska Omaha
Nebraska Omaha enters Saturday's contest with a 6-10 mark to open the 2011-12 season, having lost two straight at Seattle (91-72) and vs. Coppin State (93-83) at the Elgin Baylor Classic Dec. 29-30 in Seattle, Wash.
Head coach Derrin Hansen is in his seventh season at the helm of the Mavericks' program where he has amassed a record of 116-78.
The Mavericks are in the process of reclassifying as an NCAA DI institution, and will join the Summit League, along with CSU Head Coach Tim Miles' former program, North Dakota State, in 2012-13.
The Mavericks are led by senior guard Mitch Albers who averages 18.8 points per game and is tied with junior forward Alex Welhouse for the team lead with 27 three-pointers on the season.
Welhouse also ranks as the team's top rebounder, pulling down 6.8 boards per contest.
Offensively, the Mavs average 75.6 points per game, while giving up 78.6 points per contest on defense.
Series vs. UNO
Saturday's matchup between the Rams and Mavericks marks just the second in the series.
Colorado State defeated UNO in the initial matchup, 88-64, on Nov. 24, 2004 at Moby Arena.
A win over UNO will...
Move the Rams to 10-4 to open the 2011-12 season.
Give Colorado State a five-game winning streak.
Put the Rams in the win column for the fifth straight time at Moby Arena.
Give the Rams' a 2-0 all-time mark against Nebraska Omaha.
CSU, UNO ties
The Colorado State basketball roster features four players - Jesse Carr, Wes Eikmeier, Dwight Smith and Greg Smith - from the state of Nebraska.
Brothers Greg and Dwight Smith hail from Omaha, where they starred at Ralston High School, just more than six miles from the UNO campus.
UNO assistant coach Pat Eberhart has strong ties to Colorado State, having served as an assistant coach at CSU under former head coach Dale Layer from 2001-05, before taking over as head coach at CSU-Pueblo from 2005-11.
The Rams close out non-conference play with Game 2 of a four-game home stand on Wednesday night against in-state rival Denver.
The Rams and Pioneers are slated to tip off at 7 p.m. MT, with the game set to be televised live nationally on The Mtn. - The MountainWest Sports Network.
Tim Neverett (play-by-play) and Blaine Fowler (analyst) will call the action courtside. The game can be found locally on Comcast Digital Cable (411) and nationally on DirecTV (616).
Brian Roth will have the call on the Colorado State Sports Network, 560 AM KLZ (Denver) and 600 AM KCOL (Fort Collins).
Streaming audio and Gametracker live stats are also available at CSURams.com.
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