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Game notes: Rams return to the court, host UIC Monday night

Dec. 22, 2013

Colorado State vs. UIC | Game 12
Dec. 23, 2013 | 7 p.m. MT | Fort Collins, Colo. | Moby Arena (8,745)

7-4, 0-0 MW
Last Game
vs. Denver (L, 80-70)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
 Larry Eustachy
Overall Record
435-271 (23rd Season)
Record at CSU
33-13 (Second Season)
5-7, 0-0 Horizon League
Last Game
at UC-Riverside (L, 57-56)
Rank (AP|ESPN/USA Today)
Head Coach
Howard Moore
Overall Record
38-69 (Fourth Season)
Record at UIC
38-69 (Fourth Season)
Minutes Played/Game
J.J. Avila (19.2)
Daniel Bejarano (8.4)
Joe De Ciman (13)
J.J. Avila (41)
Daniel Bejarano (15)
Field-Goal %
Marcus Holt (.767)
Free-Throw %
J.J. Avila (.853)
Three-Point %
David Cohn (.522)
Minutes Played/Game
Marc Brown (31.3)
 Kelsey Barlow (16.3)
 Kelsey Barlow (5.3)
 Kelsey Barlow (20)
 Kelsey Barlow (58)
 Kelsey Barlow (6)
 Kelsey Barlow (15)
Field-Goal %
Jordan Harks (.609)
Free-Throw %
Kelsey Barlow (.812)
Three-Point %
Gabe Snider (.429)
Category CSU UIC
Points/Game 80.1 72.5
Points Allowed/Game 71.1 73.9
Field-Goal % .455 .439
Opponent Field-Goal % .443 .469
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage .350 .336
Opponent Three-Point % .356 .380
Free-Throw % .742 .726
Rebounds/Game 38.3 33.8
Rebounding Margin +6.3 +1.3
Assists/Game 14.3 11.3
Turnovers/Game 9.0 11.7
Opponent Turnovers/Game 12.5 13.0
Steals/Game 6.1 6.3
Blocks/Game 3.3 1.7
Video: Mountain West Network
Play-by-play: Gary Miller
Color Analyst: --
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Audio: Colorado State Sports Network
Voice of the Rams: Gary Miller
Color Analyst: --
     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 returns to the court after a 12-day hiatus for finals week, continuing a 10-game home stand, on Monday night 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 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.

About UIC

  • UIC enters Monday's matchup against Colorado State with a 5-7 record on the year, including a 1-2 record in on the road. 
  • The Flames are coming off of a 57-56 road loss at UC-Riverside on Friday night.
  • UIC is led by senior guard Kelsey Barlow, a Purdue transfer in his first season on the court for the flames. 
  • Barlow leads the team in points (16.3), rebounds (5.3), assists (58), blocks (6) and steals (15), while shooting better than 40 percent from the field, 33 percent from three-point range, and 81 percent from the charity stripe. 
  • As a team, the Flames average 72.5 points per game, while giving up 73.9 per contest defensively. 
  • Head Coach Howard Moore is in his fourth year as a Division I head coach, all at UIC where he has compiled a 38-69 record.

Series vs. UIC

  • Monday's matchup marks only the second meeting all-time between Colorado State and UIC.
  • The Rams lost the first matchup in the series last season, falling, 64-55 at the UIC Pavilion on Dec. 8, 2012

Rams vs. the Horizon League

  • Colorado State is 7-6 (.539) all-time against the current membership of the Horizon league. 
  • CSU is 4-0 all-time against the Cleveland State Vikings, 0-2 vs. the Detroit Titans, 2-2 against the Green Bay Phoenix, 1-0 vs. the Milwaukee Panthers and 0-1 all-time against the Valpo Crusaders and the UIC Flames.  
  • The Rams have never faced off against Oakland, Wright State or Youngstown State.

A win over UIC will...

  • Give Head Coach Larry Eustachy his 34th win at Colorado State and the 435th of his career. 
  • Improve the Rams to 1-1 all-time against UIC. 
  • Push the Rams to 8-6 against the current membership of the Horizon League.
  • Give the Rams an 8-2 record at home this year and improve the team to 38-4 at home since the 2011-12 season.
  • Move Colorado State to 6-2 through eight games of the team's current 10-game home stand. 

Looking ahead

  • Colorado State hosts the ninth game of its 10-game home stand on Dec. 28, welcoming the Lamar Cardinals in the Rams' final non-conference game of the season.  
  • The tilt between the Rams and the Cardinals 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. 
  • 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 defeated Lamar in the first matchup between the programs, winning 72-62 at Moby Arena on Dec. 30, 1978.




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