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Game notes: Rams, Cardinal clash in NIT Season Tip-Off second round

Nov. 15, 2011

Colorado State at Stanford | Game 3 | Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off
Nov. 15, 2011 | 9 p.m. MT | Stanford, Calif. | Maples Pavilion (7,233)

Last Game
vs. SMU (W, 75-56)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
Overall Record
265-208 (17th Season)
Record at CSU
53-76 (Fifth Season)
Last Game
 vs. Fresno State (W, 75-59)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
Johnny Dawkins
Overall Record
51-48 (Fourth Season)
Record at Stanford
51-48 (Fourth Season)
Minutes Played/Game
Wes Eikmeier (19.5)
Pierce Hornung (9.0)
Wes Eikmeier (5)
Dorian Green (7)
Pierce Hornung (3)
Pierce Hornung (2)
Field-Goal %
Greg Smith (.600)
Free-Throw %
Wes Eikmeier (1.000)
Three-Point %
 Dorian Green (.571)
Minutes Played/Game
Aaron Bright (30.5)
Aaron Bright (18.5)
Josh Huestis (8.5)
Aaron Bright (7)
Aaron Bright (8)
Jack Trotter (2)
Two Players (3)
Field-Goal %
Josh Owens (.750)
Free-Throw %
Chasson Randle (.778)
Three-Point %
Aaron Bright (.875)
Category CSU STAN
Points/Game 69.5 83.0
Points Allowed/Game 57.0 55.5
Field-Goal % .455 .550
Opponent Field-Goal % .394 .404
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .433 .333
Opponent Three-Point % .293 .281
Free-Throw % .818 .618
Rebounds/Game 37.5 42.5
Rebounding Margin +16.0 +18.0
Assists/Game 8.5 12.5
Turnovers/Game 13.5 14.5
Opponent Turnovers/Game 9.5 17.5
Steals/Game 3.5 6.0
Blocks/Game 2.0 1.5
Television: ESPNU
Play-by-play: Mark Neely
Color Analyst: Miles Simon
     DirecTV: 208
     Comcast Digital: 404/669 (HD)
     Dish Network: 141
Radio:Colorado State Sports Network
Voice of the Rams: Brian Roth
     Denver: 560 AM (KLZ)
     Fort Collins: 600 AM (KCOL)
Live Stats:    

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Opening tip
• Colorado State continues action in the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off Tuesday evening, taking on host Stanford in the West Regional finals at Maples Pavilion. 
• The winner of the contest will advance to New York City for the tournament’s national semifinals and finals Nov. 23-25 at Madison Square Garden. 
• Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and is slated for a 9 p.m. MT tipoff.  

Rams in the NIT Season Tip-Off
• This marks the Rams’ third appearance in the NIT Season Tip-Off event. 
• The Rams previously played in the event in 1991 and 2006.
• Following last night’s victory over SMU, the Rams are 2-3 all-time in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament. 
• In the 1991 NIT Season Tip-Off, the Rams opened with a victory at Boise State (W, 80-67) before falling at No. 23 Georgia Tech (L, 84-67) two days later. 
• The Rams finished 0-2 in the 2006 event in Spokane, Wash., losing in overtime, 87-82, to Baylor and dropping a 70-61 decision to Rice.

Rams’ success in regular-season tournaments
• Colorado State has enjoyed great success in regular-season tournament play under fifth-year Head Coach Tim Miles.
• The Rams entered action this week 12-3 in such contests under Miles’ guidance, winning championships in the 2007 BP Top of the World Classic - with victories over Oregon State (69-56; Tim Miles’ first victory as CSU head coach), Tennessee State (87-68) and Portland State (W, 64-63) - and the 2010 Cancun Governor’s Cup - with wins over Appalachian State (82-79), Ole Miss (68-61) and Southern Miss (63-58).
• The Rams have also recorded runner-up finishes in the 2008 Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 2009 BTI Tipoff tournament in Eugene, Ore., and the 2011 Hilltop Challenge in San Francisco, Calif.
• Following CSU’s win over SMU to open the 2011 Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off, the Rams are 6-0 in opening-round games of regular-season tournaments under Miles.

About Stanford
• Stanford enters Tuesday night’s matchup with a 2-0 record.
• The Cardinal opened the season with a 91-52 victory over Central Arkansas and dispatched Fresno State, 75-59, in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. 
• Through two games, the Cardinal are led in scoring by sophomore G Aaron Bright, who recorded 16 points against UCA and poured in 21 vs. Fresno State.
• Sophomore F Josh Huestis leads the Cardinal in rebounding, averaging 8.5 per game early in the 2011-12 season.
• The Cardinal went 15-16 in 2010-11, finishing seventh in the Pac-10 with a 7-11 league mark. 
• Johnny Dawkins is in his fourth season as the Stanford head coach, where he has posted a 51-48 mark. 

Series vs. Stanford
• CSU trails the overall series with Stanford, 6-2.
• The first meeting was Dec. 19, 1972, a 77-72 CSU victory.
• The last meeting was Dec. 14, 2008, a 74-63 Stanford win.
• Colorado State is 0-4 in road contests against the Cardinal.

A win over Stanford...
• Would push the Rams through to New York, N.Y., for a matchup with the winner of the Midwest Region that features No. 2-seeded Oklahoma State, No. 6 Oral Roberts, No. 8 UTSA and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. 
• Give CSU a 3-0 start for the 29th time in the 108-year history of the program, and the first time since 2005-06 team opened the year 6-0.   




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