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Game notes: Rams, Buffs renew rivalry Tuesday night at Moby Arena

Dec. 2, 2013

Colorado State vs. Colorado | Game 9
Dec. 3, 2013 | 7 p.m. MT | Fort Collins, Colo. | Moby Arena (8,745)

6-2, 0-0 MW
Last Game
vs. New Mexico St. (W, 85-83)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
 Larry Eustachy
Overall Record
434-269 (23rd Season)
Record at CSU
32-11 (Second Season)
7-1, 0-0 Pac-12
Last Game
at Air Force (W, 81-57)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
Tad Boyle
Overall Record
76-40 (Fourth Season)
Record at CU
133-104 (Eighth Season)
Minutes Played/Game
Jon Octeus (34.5)
J.J. Avila (19.0)
Daniel Bejarano (8.6)
David Cohn/Daniel Bejarano (9)
J.J. Avila (29)
Daniel Bejarano (13)
Field-Goal %
Marcus Holt (.800)
Free-Throw %
J.J. Avila (.885)
Three-Point %
David Cohn (.500)
Minutes Played/Game
Spencer Dinwiddie (30.4)
 Spencer Dinwiddie  (13.8)
 Josh Scott (8.9)
 Spencer Dinwiddie  (12)
 Spencer Dinwiddie  (26)
Wesley Gordon (11)
 Spencer Dinwiddie  (13)
Field-Goal %
Xavier Johnson (.605)
Free-Throw %
Askia Booker (1.000)
Three-Point %
Spencer Dinwiddie  (.429)
Category CSU CU
Points/Game 80.0 78.5
Points Allowed/Game 72.5 65.2
Field-Goal % .439 .465
Opponent Field-Goal % .455 .413
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .325 .336
Opponent Three-Point % .390 .359
Free-Throw % .734 .740
Rebounds/Game 38.4 40.0
Rebounding Margin +5.4 +11.1
Assists/Game 13.1 14.5
Turnovers/Game 7.9 12.9
Opponent Turnovers/Game 12.8 14.0
Steals/Game 6.3 6.8
Blocks/Game 3.3 3.1
Video: ESPN3
Play-by-play: Trey Bender
Color Analyst: Bill Herenda
     DirecTV: --
     Comcast Digital: --
     Dish Network: --
     Streaming: ESPN3.COM
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
Live Stats: GameTracker

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Opening tip

  • 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 on the call. 
  • The matchup will be broadcast live on, with Trey Bender (play-by-play) and Bill Herenda (color analyst) calling the action. 
  • The matchup will mark the 122nd between the Rams and Buffs, with Colorado holding an 84-37 advantage. 
  • The series has been a back-and-forth battle for the last five seasons, with each program holding serve on it's home court since the 2009-10 season.

About Colorado

  • Colorado enters Tuesday’s rivalry matchup against Colorado State with a 7-1 record on the year and riding a seven-game win streak after dropping the team's season opener vs. Baylor. 
  • The Buffs have been on a roll, winning each of the past seven games by an average of 16.9 points per game.
  • The Buffs have played just two games on the road this year, dropping the season opener at Baylor and winning their most recent challenge at Air Force.
  • CU’s success this season has come in large part from its ability to get to the free-throw line. The Buffs rank 14th nationally in free throw attempts this season and 10th nationally in free-throws made. 
  • On the year, CU has out-rebounded opponents by an average of 11.1 rebounds per game, ranking 11th nationally. 
  • The Buffs have four players currently averaging double-figures scoring, led by junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie who leads the team with 13.8 points per game, 26 assists, 13 steals and 12 made three-pointers.
  • Sophomore forward Josh Scott has also been a valuable member of the team on the inside. Scott is second on the team with 13.0 points per game and leads the team with 8.9 rebounds per game. 
  • CU is led by head coach Tad Boyle, who has compiled a 76-40 record in four seasons in Boulder, and is 133-104 overall in his eighth year, coaching previously at Northern Colorado.

Series vs. Colorado

  • Tuesday’s matchup between Colorado State and Colorado marks the 122nd meeting in the series between the two programs. 
  • The series is the fifth-longest in the CSU record books behind only Wyoming (219 games), Denver (159), Utah (145) and BYU (132). 
  • Colorado holds an 84-37 advantage over the Rams in the series all-time. 
  • In games played at Moby Arena, CSU is 28-31 all-time against the Buffs and have won two consecutive games.
  • Since the 2005-06 season, the series is tied, 4-4, with the Rams going 3-1 at Moby Arena against the Buffs. 
  • In their last meeting in Fort Collins, the Rams held on to beat CU in a thrilling game, 65-64.

Rams vs. the Pac-12

  • All-time, Colorado State is 131-242 against the current membership of the Pac-12 Conference.
  • A majority of those matchups have come against the Buffs (121), and former MW foe Utah (145).  
  • At Moby Arena, the Rams are 79-85 all-time against current members of the Pac-12.
  • Colorado State has faced every single member of the PAC 12 at least once in its history.

A win over Colorado will...

  • Give Head Coach Larry Eustachy his 33rd win at Colorado State and the 434th of his career.
  • Extend Colorado State’s non-conference home winning streak to 22 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 nine games.
  • Give the Rams 30 straight home wins against unranked opponents.
  • Improve the Rams to 38-84 all-time against Colorado, including a 3-3 mark in the last six seasons. 
  • Push the Rams to 132-242 all-time in matchups against the current membership of the  Pac-12 Conference. 
  • Give the Rams a 6-0 record at Moby Arena, the second straight year under Eustachy that the team has won five straight at home to open the schedule.

Looking ahead

  • Colorado State continues a 10-game home stand, hosting Southwestern Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon. 
  • The tilt between the Rams and the Bulldogs is set for a 12 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. 
  • Free, streaming video will also be available via the new Mountain West Network at and 
  • The matchup will mark the first in the series.




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