Colorado State University Rams
The Colorado State Rams lost the second of two games of the series on Monday against the San Diego State Aztecs. After the Aztecs defeated No.
The 26-point halftime lead was also the biggest deficit the Rams have faced in the last 25 years, but the deficit was reduced to one teenager or more on Monday. The last time San Diego State lost to Colorado State by more than 20 points in a game was 2011-12, when they overcame a 26-point deficit. Aztecs lead for a win. This is the first time since the 2006-07 season that the St. Mary's Gaels, who are currently 9-2, lost at home to the Aztecs by a total of 26 points. After winning their first game of the season 68-58 against the Kansas State Wildcats, they had to cancel or postpone four games in a row.
Nevada is at San Diego State in a pair of games, Utah State is at New Mexico in two games and Nevada is at San Francisco in a game and San Jose State at Arizona State.
Wyoming in Fresno State, Utah in San Diego State and Arizona and San Jose State in San Jose play against Grand Canyon and University of Phoenix.
The Colorado State Rams host the UNLV Runnin 'Rebels in a non-conference game tonight at 7: 30 p.m. at the Ram Center in Denver, Colorado. After nearly a month of absence from court, the former president returns to court tonight to face the state of Colorado. With the basketball rhythm they need to find tonight after such a long break, they will be hoping for a similar result as they have so far.
Colorado State may be without one of their top scorers in this game, but they'll also keep the score low.
This allows the Rams to organize and set up plays to tie it at 3, and the SDSU must decide whether to attack with the ball, which it did for long stretches on Saturday to turn the game.
Colorado State dominated the final two minutes and got a free throw from Adam Thistlewood to start the comeback. Colorado State's Kendle Moore missed a 3, but Nathan Mensah blocked the shot while Colorado State's James Moors headed for a layup. John Tonje wedges Trey Pulliam under the basket after wrestling away a weak offensive rebound.
The Rams went on a 12-0 run in the second half to get back within 16, but SDSU continued to prevent shots from coming back and it was too late when the Rams finally dropped their first conference game of the year 78-65. The Rams were back in the Aztecs' lineup Monday night and couldn't catch a blitz in a bottle this time. The Aztecs took advantage of Colorado State's misfiring first half to build a 22-7 lead from 12 Ram turnovers in the first half. On Monday, the CS U played much better offensively, leading 14-3 in the final two minutes.
As the lead slipped away, former CSU head coach John Fairchild Jr., said he would have had to bury his coach if Colorado State had won that game. Fairchild and the Rams fell back into mediocrity after going 7-6 in his first season, leading them to their first bowl game in 13 years in 2008. McGraw would remain with the CSU for 40 years in various coaching and administrative roles. He led the CS U to its first Mountain West Conference title and had one of the most successful seasons in the 115-season history of Colorado State football. The game was ranked as a game with a win - or - Dutch - for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
The Rams won 26-9, finished second in the Mountain West and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament. CSU defeated Missouri, marking the Rams' first win against a top-10 team in program history, before falling to the top seed - Louisville - in the third round. The program improved dramatically over the next two seasons, culminating in its first bowl game in 13 years and the program's first national championship in 12 years.
Colorado State is 4-2 against the spread this season while taking 3-3, and SDSU (7-2, 1-1) has won both of its series split with the Rams after Saturday's dispiriting loss. The Rams, who had their own shift early on due to their own, are 6 - 2, 3-to-1 in the Mountain West, sitting in a tie for second place with Nevada.
Colorado State (CSU) has a 656-351 all-time record since the game began in 1976, and coach Tom Hilbert is in his eleventh year with a 283-70 record. In 2004, 2005 and 2006, the CSU Club Baseball team won its first regular-season title in the Mountain West, then the Rams entered the NCAA tournament for the first time ever and climbed to third place in the NIT with an 8-3 record and a 2-1 record in conference play.