Game notes: CSU travels to UNLV for Wednesday tilt




Jan. 18, 2011

Colorado State at UNLV | Game 18
Jan. 19, 2011 | 8:30 p.m. MT | Las Vegas, Nev. | Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)

COLORADO STATE RAMS UNLV RUNNIN' REBELS
Record
12-5, 2-1 MWC
Last Game
vs. TCU (W, 79-69)
Rank (AP | ESPN/USA Today)
NR | NR
Head Coach
Overall Record
256-200 (16th Season)
Record at CSU
44-68 (Fourth Season)
Record
14-4, 2-2 MWC
Last Game
at Air Force (W, 64-52)
Rank (AP | ESPN/USA Today)
NR | NR
Head Coach
Lon Kruger
Overall Record
469-299 (25th Season)
Record at UNLV
150-66 (Seventh Season)
CSU STATISTICAL LEADERS UNLV STATISTICAL LEADERS
Minutes Played/Game
Andy Ogide (28.5)
Points/Game
Andy Ogide (15.3)
Rebounds/Game
Andy Ogide (7.5)
Three-Pointers
Adam Nigon (32)
Assists
Blocks
Will Bell (10)
Steals
Travis Franklin (27)
Field-Goal %
Travis Franklin (.584)
Free-Throw %
Wes Eikmeier (.844)
Three-Point %
Adam Nigon (.492)
Minutes Played/Game
Oscar Bellfield (32.5)
Points/Game
Chace Stanbeck (12.4)
Rebounds/Game
Derrick Jasper (5.2)
Three-Pointers
Oscar Bellfield (33)
Assists
Oscar Bellfield (72)
Blocks
Carlos Lopez (16)
Steals
Justin Hawkins (30)
Field-Goal %
Brice Massamba (.617)
Free-Throw %
Tre'Von Willis (.854)
Three-Point %
Oscar Bellfield (.423)
TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON
Category CSU UNLV
Points/Game 75.4 73.1
Points Allowed/Game 68.2 60.3
Field-Goal % .494 .473
Opponent Field-Goal % .433 .381
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .376 .309
Opponent Three-Point % .356 .340
Free-Throw % .672 .677
Rebounds/Game 33.1 34.9
Rebounding Margin +0.5 +0.7
Assists/Game 13.6 15.2
Turnovers/Game 13.9 12.8
Opponent Turnovers/Game 15.2 17.8
Steals/Game 8.0 8.9
Blocks/Game 2.2 3.9
BROADCAST INFORMATION
Television: The Mtn.
Play-by-play: Ari Wolfe
Color Analyst: Dave Bollwinkel
     DirecTV: 616 | 616-1 (HD)
     Comcast Digital: 411| 948 (HD)
     Dish Network: N/A
     
Radio: Colorado State Sports Network
Voice of the Rams: Brian Roth
     Denver: 560 AM (KLZ)
     Fort Collins: 600 AM (KCOL)
     Streaming: CSURams.com/allaccess
     
Live Stats: Gametracker   
     CSURams.com

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Schedule/Results
Season Statistics

Opening tip
The Colorado State men’s basketball team travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to square off against the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels on Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.  The Rams (12-5, 2-1 MWC) are coming off a 79-69 home win against TCU.  UNLV (14-4, 2-2 MWC) is receiving votes in both national polls and is coming off of a 64-52 road win over Air Force.  Wednesday’s game is slated to tip at 8:30 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on The Mtn.

About UNLV
Entering Wednesday, UNLV is 14-4 on the season, and coming off a 64-52 win over Air Force on Jan. 15.  The Runnin’ Rebels, who are receiving votes in both polls, boast wins over  then-No. 25 Wisconsin (W, 68-65) on Nov. 20 and then-No. 11 Kansas State (W, 63-59) on Dec. 21.  Three of the team’s four losses on the season have come to ranked teams: at No. 24 Louisville (L, 77-69) on Dec. 11, vs. No. 15/14 BYU (L, 89-77) on Jan. 5, and at No. 6/6 San Diego State (L, 55-49) on Jan. 12.

Junior Chace Stanback leads the Rebels’ offense with 12.4 points a game, while senior Tre’Von Willis, junior Oscar Bellfield and sophomore Anthony Marshall also average double figures.

Stanback’s .485 field-goal percentage ranks second in the conference, only behind CSU’s Andy Ogide. Senior guard  Derrick Jasper and Stanback are among the team rebounding leaders with 5.7 and 5.2 rebound averages, respectively. Willis ranks second in the MWC with in free-throw percentage (.854), while sophomore Justin Hawkins is one of five Rebels with 20 or more steals on the season, leading the team with 30.

CSU, which ranks first in field-goal percentage and third in scoring in the MWC, goes up against UNLV, who ranks first and second, respectively, in field-goal percentage defense and scoring defense.

The series vs. the Runnin’ Rebels
The Rebels have had the upper hand in the series, winning 31 of the 39 total meetings, including 17 of 21 in Las Vegas. UNLV has won three consecutive games in the series overall, but eight on its home court, last falling to CSU in Las Vegas in the championship game of the 2003 MWC tournament.

Looking ahead
The Rams return to Moby Arena on Saturday night for a matchup against No. 9 BYU, followed by an intrastate rivalry game against Air Force on Jan. 26. Saturday’s game against BYU, scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. MT, is being dubbed “White Out Cancer Night” with fans encouraged to wear white. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a free T-shirt. In addition, coaches from both BYU and CSU will wear sneakers in support of Coaches vs. Cancer.


 

 

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