Men's basketball preview: Rams host Bethune-Cookman in rare afternoon affair




Nov. 26, 2013

Colorado State vs. Bethune-Cookman | Game 3 | Colorado State Challenge
Nov. 27, 2013 | 2 p.m. MT | Fort Collins, Colo. | Moby Arena (8,745)

COLORADO STATE RAMS BETHUNE-COOKMAN WILDCATS
Record
4-2, 0-0 MW
Last Game
vs. Prairie View A&M (W, 95-68)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
NR | NR
Head Coach
 Larry Eustachy
Overall Record
432-269 (23rd Season)
Record at CSU
30-11 (Second Season)
Record
2-4, 0-0 MEAC
Last Game
vs. New Mexico State (L, 79-56)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
NR | NR
Head Coach
Gravelle Craig
Overall Record
34-41 (Third Season)
Record at B-CU
Same
CSU STATISTICAL LEADERS B-CU STATISTICAL LEADERS
Minutes Played/Game
Jon Octeus (33.2)
Points/Game
J.J. Avila (17.0)
Rebounds/Game
Daniel Bejarano (8.7)
Three-Pointers
Daniel Bejarano (9)
Assists
J.J. Avila (27)
Blocks
Gerson Santo (4)
Steals
Daniel Bejarano (8)
Field-Goal %
Marcus Holt (.800)
Free-Throw %
J.J. Avila (.897)
Three-Point %
David Cohn (.500)
Minutes Played/Game
Mikel Trapp (29.4)
Points/Game
 Ricky Johnson (11.0)
Rebounds/Game
 Malik Jackson (5.7)
Three-Pointers
 Clemmye Owens (13)
Assists
 Tony Kynard (19)
Blocks
Three Players (3)
Steals
 Ricky Johnson (6)
Field-Goal %
Allen Dempster (.552)
Free-Throw %
Tony Kynard (.909)
Three-Point %
Malik Jackson (.357)
TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON
Category CSU B-CU
Points/Game 81.5 73.3
Points Allowed/Game 74.2 77.3
Field-Goal % .449 .412
Opponent Field-Goal % .451 .455
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .327 .350
Opponent Three-Point % .353 .348
Free-Throw % .722 .752
Rebounds/Game 39.0 35.3
Rebounding Margin +5.7 -2.0
Assists/Game 14.2 11.5
Turnovers/Game 8.2 13.5
Opponent Turnovers/Game 11.7 13.3
Steals/Game 5.5 5.7
Blocks/Game 2.3 6.2
BROADCAST INFORMATION
Video: Mountain West Network
Play-by-play: Gary Miller
Color Analyst: Brian Roth
     DirecTV: --
     Comcast Digital: --
     Dish Network: --
     Streaming: CSURams.com/videos
Audio: Colorado State Sports Network
Voice of the Rams: Gary Miller
Color Analyst: Brian Roth
     Stations: 105.5 FM ESPN, KREL 1580 AM
      KSIR 1100 AM, KRFD 94.5 FM, KNZZ 1100 AM
     Streaming: ESPNDenver.com
Live Stats: GameTracker
     CSURams.com

Game Notes 7 - 11-27-13 Get Acrobat Reader

Opening tip

  • Colorado State continues a 10-game home stand, hosting the third contest of the Colorado State Challenge on Wednesday afternoon against Bethune-Cookman. 
  • The tilt between the Rams and the Wildcats is set for a 2 p.m. MT tipoff at Moby Arena. 
  • The game will air across the Colorado State Radio Network, including flagship 105.5 FM ESPN, with Gary Miller and Brian Roth calling the action. 
  • Streaming video is available, as part of the new Mountain West Network, for free at CSURams.com/videos and TheMW.com. 
  • The matchup will mark the first in the series between Colorado State and Bethune-Cookman. 
  • The Rams' 10-game home stand is the longest in program history, surpassing a stretch of seven consecutive home games played during the 1965-66 season. 

About Bethune-Cookman

  • ethune-Cookman enters Wednesdays's matchup against the Rams with a 2-4 record, including a 0-3 mark on the road.
  • Grayvelle Craig is in his third season as head coach at Bethune-Cookman where he has compiled a 34-41 record. Prior to being named a head coach, Craig worked as an associate head coach at Bethune-Cookman from 2004-11.
  • In his first season as head coach, Craig helped lead Bethune-Cookman to the program’s first-ever appearance in the conference tournament championship and an 18-17 mark.
  • The Wildcats have just four players who saw action last year and 18.2 percent of the team’s scoring returned from a year ago.
  • This year, eight different players have started at least one game for Bethune-Cookman, while no Wildcat has started all six.
  • Senior guard Malik Jackson has paced the Wildcats in the early stages of the season. Jackson is second on the team with 10.3 points per game and leads the team with 4.9 rebounds per game.   Series vs. Bethune-Cookman
  • Wednesday’s matchup between Colorado State and Bethune-Cookman marks the first meeting between the two programs.

Rams vs. the MEAC

  • l-time, Colorado State is 2-1 against the current membership of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. 
  • All three games that CSU has played against MEAC competition have taken place on neutral courts, with the Rams beating Florida A&M and South Carolina State, and losing to Hampton. 
  • Colorado State has never played Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central.

A win over Bethune-Cookman will...

  • Give Head Coach Larry Eustachy his 31st win at Colorado State and the 432nd of his career.
  • Extend Colorado State’s non-conference home winning streak to 20 games, a streak that extends back to Nov. 19, 2011, when the Eustachy-led Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles defeated the Rams 79-58 at Moby Arena. 
  • Push CSU’s overall home court win streak to seven games.
  • Give the Rams 28 straight home wins against unranked opponents. 
  • Improve the Rams to 1-0 all-time against Bethune-Cookman. 
  • Push the Rams to 3-1 all-time in matchups against the current membership of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Looking ahead

  • Colorado State continues a 10-game home stand, hosting the final contest of the Colorado State Challenge on Saturday afternoon against New Mexico State. 
  • The tilt between the Rams and the Aggies is set for a 4 p.m. MT tipoff at Moby Arena. • The game will air across the Colorado State Radio Network, including flagship 105.5 FM ESPN, with Gary Miller and Brian Roth calling the action. 
  • The game will be broadcast live on ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, with Mike Evans and Joe Cravens calling the action. 
  • Free streaming video is also available, outside of the ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain footprint, as part of the new Mountain West Network, at CSURams.com/videos and TheMW.com. 
  • The matchup will mark just the fourth in the series between Colorado State and New Mexico State. The Rams hold a 2-1 advantage.

 

 

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