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Game notes: CSU renews long-time rivalry with DU Wednesday at Moby

Dec. 9, 2013

Colorado State vs. Denver | Game 11
Dec. 11, 2013 | 7 p.m. MT | Fort Collins, Colo. | Moby Arena (8,745)

7-3, 0-0 MW
Last Game
vs. SWOSU (W, 109-55)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
 Larry Eustachy
Overall Record
435-270 (23rd Season)
Record at CSU
33-12 (Second Season)
2-5, 0-0 Summit League
Last Game
at Mercer (L, 64-63 OT)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
Joe Scott
Overall Record
193-197 (14th Season)
Record at DU
104-89 (Seventh Season)
Minutes Played/Game
J.J. Avila (19.5)
Daniel Bejarano (8.0)
David Cohn (12)
J.J. Avila (35)
Daniel Bejarano (15)
Field-Goal %
Marcus Holt (.767)
Free-Throw %
J.J. Avila (.848)
Three-Point %
David Cohn (.522)
Minutes Played/Game
Chris Udofia (37.4)
 Chris Udofia (12.7)
 Cam Griffin (7.3)
 Marcus Byrd (13)
 Brett Olson (25)
 Chris Udofia (25)
 Cam Griffin (8)
Field-Goal %
Chris Udofia (.492)
Free-Throw %
Brett Olson (.846)
Three-Point %
Marcus Byrd (.43)
Category CSU DU
Points/Game 81.1 62.7
Points Allowed/Game 70.2 69.7
Field-Goal % .447 .403
Opponent Field-Goal % .436 .497
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .342 .344
Opponent Three-Point % .352 .422
Free-Throw % .741 .699
Rebounds/Game 39.4 27.1
Rebounding Margin +7.1 -8.0
Assists/Game 14.2 15.9
Turnovers/Game 8.9 11.0
Opponent Turnovers/Game 12.9 12.9
Steals/Game 6.4 7.1
Blocks/Game 3.4 5.3
Video: ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain
Play-by-play: Drew Goodman
Color Analyst: Dave Bollwinkel
     DirecTV: 683 (HD)
     Comcast Digital: 26 | 665 (HD)
     Dish Network: 414 (HD)
Audio: Colorado State Sports Network
Voice of the Rams: Gary Miller
Color Analyst: Brian Roth
     Stations: 105.5/102.3 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 Denver on Wednesday night. 
  • The tilt between the Rams and the Pioneers 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 and sister station 102.3 FM ESPN, with Gary Miller and Brian Roth on the call. 
  • The game will be broadcast live on ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, with Drew Goodman and Dave Bollwinkel 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 and 
  • The matchup will mark the 160th in the series. CSU holds a 92-67 advantage, including a 54-28 record in Fort Collins. 

About Denver

  • Denver enters Wednesday's matchup against Colorado State with a 2-5 record on the year, including a 1-2 record in true road games.
  • The Pioneers are coming off of a 64-63 overtime loss at Mercer on Dec. 7.
  • Denver is led by its senior forward Chris Udofia who plays a team-leading 37.4 minutes per game.
  • Udofia also leads the team with 12.7 points per game, and is a defensive force with 25 blocks (3.57 per game) and eight steals (1.14 per game) this year.
  • As a team, the Pioneers average 7.7 made three-pointers per game, connecting on 34.4 percent of them.
  • Junior forward Cam Griffin leads the team with 7.3 rebounds per game as well as with 14 steals (2.0 per game) on the year.
  • Head Coach Joe Scott is in his seventh year at the helm of the DU program where he has compiled a 104-89 record. He is 193-197 all-time with stints as the head coach at Air Force (2000-04) and Princeton (2004-07). 

Series vs. Denver

  • Wednesday's matchup marks the 160th meeting all-time between Colorado State and Denver.
  • The series is the second-longest in the CSU record books behind only Wyoming (219 games).
  • The Rams are 92-67 all-time against the Pioneers and hold a 54-28 advantage in games played in Fort Collins.
  • CSU's 92 wins over Denver is the most wins over any opponent in CSU history.
  • Colorado State has won four in a row, and eight of the last nine, against Denver, with its last loss coming at DU on Dec. 20, 2008.
  • Dating back to Dec. 1, 1973, the Rams have won 15 consecutive games at home over the Pioneers.

Rams vs. the Summit League

  • All-time, Colorado State is 97-69 against the current membership of the Summit League, with all but seven of those games coming against Denver.
  • The Rams are 2-0 against Nebraska-Omaha, 2-1 against North Dakota State and 1-1 against IUPUI.
  • At home, CSU is 59-28 against the current membership of the Summit League.
  • The Rams have never played Fort Wayne, South Dakota, South Dakota State or Western Illinois. 

A win over Denver will...

  • Give Head Coach Larry Eustachy his 34th win at Colorado State and the 435th of his career. 
  • Improve the Rams to 93-67 all-time against Denver and 55-28 at home.
  • Push the Rams to 98-69 against the current membership of the Summit League.
  • Give the Rams an 8-1 record at home this year and improve the team to 38-3 at home since the 2011-12 season.

Looking ahead

  • Colorado State returns to the court after a 12-day hiatus for finals week, continuing a 10-game home stand, on Dec. 23 against the UIC Flames. 
  • The tilt between the Rams and the Flames 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. 
  • Free streaming video is also available as part of the new Mountain West Network, at and 
  • The matchup is the second in the series. Colorado State dropped last year's matchup in Chicago, 64-55, the Rams' last non-conference loss of the season before going on a seven-game win streak leading into MW action.




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