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Game Notes: CSU visits in-state rival Denver

Andy Ogide

Andy Ogide

Dec. 18, 2008

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MATCHUP QUICKFACTS
Last season, the Rams and Pioneers played in the lowest-scoring game in Moby Arena history as CSU came away with a 44-40 win over DU. Marcus Walker scored a game-high 13 points in the win.

On Sunday against Stanford, Andy Ogide tallied his third double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. He ranks second in the MWC in rebounds per game (8.9) and seventh in field goal percentage (.573).

Saturday's game marks the first of five straight games away from Moby Arena for the Rams. CSU will play three games at the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii before opening conference play on Jan. 3 at TCU. The Rams will return to Fort Collins when they play host to BYU on Jan. 10

Head Coach Tim Miles will be featured on the Coors Light Coaches Show Monday live from the Stonehouse Grille in Fort Collins. Shows will air from 7-8 p.m. on AM 560 KLZ and are available through CSURams.com.

ABOUT DENVER
The Pioneers opened the season losing their first five games. Since then, Denver has won three of their last four including a 66-55 win over Florida Atlantic on Tuesday and enter Saturday's game at 3-6 on the season. Denver is extremely young with no seniors and only one returning junior on it roster. The Pioneers are 2-1 at home this season.

Head Coach Joe Scott is in his second season at the helm of the Pioneers after serving as the head coach at Princeton for three seasons.

SERIES HISTORY
Saturday's game will mark the 157th all-time meeting between the two schools with CSU holding a 88-68 edge. CSU has won nine of the last 10 meetings including four straight wins in the series.

CSU overall: 88-68
In Fort Collins: 50-28
On the road: 38-40


 

 

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