Only being down by 12 at halftime was sort of a moral victory as San Jose State faced a very impressive Colorado State team. The Spartans could just not keep up with the Ram offense. San Jose State only scored 19 second half points compared to Colorado State’s 36 second half points.
This game was easily won for the Rams with their impressive bench play, especially from guard John Gillon who led Colorado State in scoring with 14 points. More impressively for the Rams was center J.J. Avila who racked up a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Colorado State struggled from beyond the arc, but shooting 40.4 percent from the field made up for the 6-21 stat from long range.
Isaac Thornton and Rashad Muhammad both had decent games for the Spartans as they both scored in double figures, with 11 and 12. Another big statistic in this game was the Rams twenty seven bench points which was very helpful in their win as the Spartans only scored eight. It looks after a 1-2 start in Mountain West play, the Rams are starting to figure it all out. After a three-game winning streak, Colorado State is now the most dangerous team in the Mountain West.
Wyoming is having a tremendous season, but if this Colorado State team can avoid injury and continue to average 73.2 points a game, which ranks 64th nationally, then there are very few teams in the Mountain West who could beat them. They rank in the top 100 for every major offensive category, and on the defensive end hold teams to just 62.2 points a game which currently ranks 82nd nationally.
For the Spartans however, the nightmare continues, and If they can grab one conference victory before years end that will be an accomplishment in itself.