Colorado State heads to southern California to take on the Long Beach State 49ers to close out the non-conference schedule. The Rams (8-4) look to right the ship after a last second loss to Loyola Marymount on Monday night at Moby Arena.
Career win number 498 will be a relief for Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy because it will mean the Rams have ended a two game losing streak and put them on the front foot heading into the conference play.
Colorado State is still in search of consistent scoring from newcomers like junior forward Che Bob and redshirt sophomore Nico Carvacho. Gian Clavell has quickly become the contributor that the Rams thought he would be since returning from suspension. His outside scoring and ball handling ability should free up senior forward Emmanuel Omogbo down in the paint for a nice inside out combination that should frustrate Long Beach State.
Long Beach State (4-10) has a seasoned coach at the helm in Dan Morrison. Morrison is in his 10th season with the 49ers has junior guard Evan Payne leading the team in scoring. Ironically enough, Payne is a transfer from Loyola Marymount where he was a two-year started. Look for him and fellow backcourt mate Justin Bibbins to drive the 49ers offensively.
Tip off is scheduled for 8pm MST and can be seen on Beach Vision which is Long Beach State’s web broadcast. For more info try csurams.com or BigWest.org.