Border War Renewed: Wyoming Visits Colorado State on Saturday
Jan. 31, 2013
Laramie, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's basketball team renews the historic Border War on Saturday, as the Pokes square off with Colorado State at 5 p.m. in Moby Arena. The Cowboys (15-5, 2-4 MW) allow just 54 points per game for one of the top defenses in the Mountain West, while the Rams (17-4, 4-2 MW) are one of the top rebounding teams in the NCAA and have won 25-straight games in Moby.
Fans can follow live stats and live audio of Wyoming's game through the men's basketball Gameday Central page on the website. The contest will also be broadcast on the radio by the Cowboy Sports Network and televised by ROOT Sports (Optimum: channel 23; DirecTV: 683; Dish Network: 414). Check your cable or satellite provider for channel info.
A Look at the Matchup
Head coach Larry Eustachy is in his first season at the helm for Colorado State and picked up where Tim Miles left off. Eustachy and the Rams sport a 17-4 overall record and 4-2 in the MW for a second-place tie in the league standings. Three of CSU's four conference wins have been by double figures, while its two losses have been 79-72 at San Diego State in overtime and 66-61 at New Mexico. The Rams have won a school-record 25 consecutive games in Moby Arena. In its latest action, Colorado State posted a dominant 77-57 home win over Boise State on Wednesday. The Rams led by 13 at halftime and never looked back, as they outrebounded the Broncos 39-33 and snagged 14 offensive boards. The Ram offense ranks third in the MW at 74.0 points per game on 44 percent from the field and 33 percent beyond the arc. CSU's plus 14.0 scoring margin leads the MW and ranks 20th nationally. Defensively, the Rams allow 60.0 points for third in the MW on 38 percent and 31 percent, respectively, for opponents. CSU is one of the top rebounding teams in the NCAA, as its 42.3 rebounds leads the MW and its plus 13.7 rebounding margin leads the nation.
Each Team's Leaders
All five Colorado State starters average in double figures, led by senior center Colton Iverson at 14.0 points and 9.4 rebounds. He leads the MW and ranks 24th in the nation in rebounds, while his 56 percent from the field leads the MW and ranks 27th in the nation. He is complimented by senior forward Pierce Hornung, who is second in the MW and 29th nationally in rebounds with 9.4 per game to go with 10.0 points. Hornung posted 23 points and 13 rebounds against Boise State. Senior Dorian Green runs the points for the Rams with a team-high 3.8 assists and 12.6 points. He is fourth in the MW in assists. Fellow senior guard Wes Eikmeier is one of the top three-point threats in the conference at 11.9 points per game and senior forward Greg Smith rounds out CSU's probable starters at 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Green scored 12 versus the Broncos and Eikmeier added 10.
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