Dorian Green and the Rams are 3-0 in Orange Out games.
Feb. 12, 2013
By Gary Ozzello
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Ram fans have a chance to make a visually loud statement Wednesday night when the No. 24/24-ranked Colorado State’s men’s basketball team faces nationally ranked San Diego State at Moby Arena.
It’s “Orange Out” night and fans will be encouraged to wear their orange Aggies apparel to the game which matches two teams in the thick of the Mountain West title chase, and will mark the first matchup between two ranked opponents in program history, as San Diego State comes in as the No. 22 team in the nation according to the USA Today coaches poll, while the Rams are ranked on the AP top-25 for the first time since 1954.
Annually the team dons orange gear in tribute to the school’s agricultural heritage, former school colors of pumpkin and alfalfa, and the university’s former mascot, Aggies.
Colorado State, 19-4 overall and 6-2 in MW play, faces the Aztecs (18-5, 6-3 MW) with CSU a half-game behind league-leading New Mexico, and SDSU sitting in third place, a half-game behind the Rams.
So Wednesday night’s game has far-reaching implications for both teams, in the conference race as well as in the battle for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The teams met a month ago in San Diego, with Colorado State falling behind by 18 points at intermission, then rallying to send the game into overtime before falling, 79-72. Since then, Coach Larry Eustachy’s team has won six of seven conference games including a win on the road a week ago at Nevada.
Tipoff time Wednesday is 8 p.m. in Moby Arena.
Wednesday’s game will also be telecast live nationally by CBS Sports Network. Ted Robinson will call the play-by-play, along with analysts Steve Lappas and Doug Gottlieb, and Allie Laforce, who will provide sideline reports.
Tickets to all home events are available in one of the following convenient manners:
- In person: Tickets can be purchased at the McGraw Athletic Center ticket window, which is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- On the phone: Fans can call toll free at 1-800-491-RAMS (7267) to purchase tickets to any Rams sporting event.
- Online: Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day, seven days a week at CSURams.com, the official Web site of Rams Athletics.
Note: Prices do not include fees for processing ($1 per ticket) or delivery - $2 print-at-home, $7 mail and $10 will call.
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