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2017 Mountain West tournament: Colorado State Draws Air Force

Rams look to make it 11 straight against the Falcons

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Colorado State Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Things couldn’t have worked out better for the Colorado State Rams in their opening game of the Mountain West tournament. The second seeded Rams (21-10, MW 13-5) will face the tenth seeded Air Force (12-20, MW 4-14) after the Falcons defeated Wyoming Wednesday night 83-68.

Colorado State beat Air Force 85-58 in what was the Rams arguably best game of the season when the two squared off in Ft. Collins in early January. While it was a close game in the first half, Colorado State pulled away in the second half led by senior guard Gian Clavell and some lights out shooting from the field.

Larry Eustachy’s seven man rotation has won 10 of their last 12 games but are coming off a loss to Nevada in the season finale that cost them the Mountain West regular season title. Colorado State is riding an 11 game win streak against Air Force but as Eustachy said the other day in the press, ‘the team that plays the night before has the advantage.’ While the Rams may be rested, they may also be rusty and Air Force did start off their game against Wyoming on a 25-0 run.

Tip off is scheduled for 7pm MST and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.