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 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.
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 New Mexico State
New Mexico State enters Saturday's matchup against the Rams with a 7-1 record, having won seven straight since a season-opening loss vs. Western Michigan (70-64) on Nov. 8 at the Rainbow Warrior Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Marvin Menzies, in his seventh season as head coach at New Mexico State, has compiled a 133-80 record in his first Division I head coaching stint.
Under Menzies, the Aggies have won a WAC regular-season championship (2007-08) and three conference tournament titles (2010, 2012 and 2013).
NMSU is led by junior guard Daniel Mullings, who averages 17.1 points per game, one of four Aggies to average double-figures scoring along with junior guard DK Eldridge (11.4 ppg), junior center Tshilidzi Nephawe (10.4 ppg), and sophomore center Sim Bhullar (10.0 ppg).
Nephawe (6-10, 265 lbs) and Bhullar (7-5, 355 lbs) make up a stout front court for the Aggies, each starting all eight games and ranking 1-2 in rebounding for NMSU at 7.6 and 7.0 boards per game, respectively.
Series vs. New Mexico State
Saturday's matchup between Colorado State and New Mexico State marks fourth meeting in the series between the two programs.
Colorado State holds a 2-1 advantage, including a 2-0 mark against the Aggies in games played in Fort Collins.
The first matchup resulted in the series was the first game played at CSU's brand new Moby Arena. The Rams won, 109-70, establishing an arena record for field goals made (45) that still stands.
The Rams hosted the Aggies again on Dec. 9, 1966, capturing a 63-55 win at Moby Arena.
CSU's lone loss in the series occurred Nov. 30, 1968, when the Rams opened the 1968-69 season with a 95-89 road loss in Las Cruces, N.M.
Rams vs. the WAC
All-time Colorado State, which was a member of the Western Athletic Conference from 1969-70 to 1998-19, is 19-13 against the current membership of the Western Athletic Conference.
The Rams have previously faced CSU Bakersfield (1-0), Chicago State (1-0), Idaho (6-7), New Mexico State (2-1), Seattle (3-5) and UTPA (6-0).
Colorado State has never faced either UMKC or Utah Valley on the hardwood.
A win over New Mexico State will...
Give Head Coach Larry Eustachy his 32nd win at Colorado State and the 433rd of his career.
Extend Colorado State’s non-conference home winning streak to 21 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 eight games.
Give the Rams 29 straight home wins against unranked opponents.
Improve the Rams to 3-1 all-time against New Mexico State.
Push the Rams to 20-13 all-time in matchups against the current membership of the WAC.
Give the Rams a 5-0 record at Moby Arena, the second straight year under Eustachy that the team has won five straight at home to open the schedule.
Colorado State continues a 10-game home stand, hosting in-state rival Colorado on Tuesday evening.
The tilt between the Rams and the Buffaloes is set for a 7 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 matchup will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com.
The matchup will mark the 122nd between the Rams and Buffs, with Colorado holding an 84-37 advantage.