The Rams traveled to instate rival Northern Colorado Bears (7-0) and lost. Before I just give away the score I am going to give you some stats. The Rams shot 26% in the first half and 35% for the game. The Bears made 26 free throws to CSU's 18. UNC had a 10/16 turnover to assist ratio while CSU's was 6/20. No Ram player had more then 3 field goals made or more then 2 three pointers. The Rams were without starting guard Harvey Perry and freshman point guard Dorian Green had the stomach flu. Northern Colorado was in front of a standing room only home crowd. Catch the exciting conclusion after the jump!!
The Rams never lead but still only lost by 7, 70-63. I know UNC is no powerhouse but they are playing good ball, in the past with those stats the Rams lose that game by 20 points. The Rams rebounding (39-28) and defense are keeping them in games even when the offense is no where to be found. This in the big picture is a good sign, in the short run the Rams will need to find some offense if they want to be taken serious.
|Final - 12.1.2009||1||2||Total|
|Colorado St. Rams||26||37||63|
|Northern Colorado Bears||31||39||70|
The Rams host Denver University this Saturday at home. It will be a big game because they can measure themselves against Wyoming who has already played DU. The Rams will need to find point some where, it is really the only part missing. A major part but still one part. In their three losses they have failed to shoot over .40% no big surprise there. For the Rams it is not really a matter of finding a scorer as much as making the shots there taking. No one expects anyone to step up and shoot it 30 times a game, if the starters just go 4-10 or 6-12 from the field it would pile up points quickly. For that to happen they will need to boost their assist game and help each other out.
DU is off to a good start at 5-1 with their biggest win over Wyoming at home 80-77. They shoot and impressive 51% and boast a 1.4/1 assist to turnover ratio. They could give CSU some trouble at the guard spot as Senior Nate Rohnert is averaging 19.2 points a game and could match up against freshman Dorian Green. For CSU to win they will need to force DU to shoot under 50% and out rebound them. If a scorer emerges in green in gold that would be great, but I would take a team effort of scoring instead and that would start with scoring off assists.