Colorado State heads back to Moby Arena to take on the West Coast Conference’s Loyola Marymount Lions on Monday night and try right the ship after their 19-point loss to Kansas State on Saturday.
Colorado State has had four ‘benchmark’ games during their non-conference schedule and have gone 1-4. While Loyola Marymount isn’t a ‘benchmark’ game so to speak, they are the final game in the Rams non-conference schedule and could be a devastating loss when it comes to the Rams post-season hopes.
Larry Eustachy’s bunch needs find some consistency on offense. While Colorado State may have found a new weapon in their loss to Kansas State in sophomore guard Prentiss Nixon who dropped a career high 30 points against the Wildcats, newcomers Che Bob and Nico Carvacho had a grand total of three points.
Bob and Carvacho had been solid offensive contributors over the last two games and the return to that form if the Rams want to go out of their non-conference schedule on a high note.
Loyola Marymount is led by third year head coach Mike Dunlap. Dunlap has NBA head coaching experience as he was the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats and Metro State in Denver. He has been around the world coaching and Loyola Marymount is his alma mater which means he will have his team ready to go the minute they walk into Moby Arena.
Look for senior guard Brandon Brown to take most of the Lions shots. Brown leads the team in scoring averaging 15 points a game. Also look out for senior center Stefan Jovanovic who averages 10 points and five rebounds a game.
Tip off is set for 7pm MST and can be seen streaming on the Mountain West Network.