Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
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CSU MBB Recap: Rams Fall At League-Leader Utah State, 83-64
LOGAN, Utah – Colorado State could not overcome Utah State’s advantage on the boards and some solid early shooting, losing to the host Aggies 83-64 Thursday night. With the loss, the Rams fell to 10-3 and 7-2 in Mountain West play, while the Aggies picked up their 11th consecutive win to move to 12-3 and 9-0 in the league.
The two teams were tight throughout the opening segments, with the hosts holding a 17-15 advantage midway through the first half. However, 10-0 run by Utah State over just two minutes gave the Aggies a 27-15 lead with just over eight minutes to play in the opening 20. The home squad maintained most of the margin and extended it slightly at the break to lead 44-29. CSU came out and got within 11 but that was as close as the visitors could get in the second half.
Colorado State was just 40.4 percent (21-of-52) from the field and 33.3 percent (9-of-27) from the three-point line, while Utah State connected on 45.6 percent (26-of-57) of its shots overall and 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from behind the line. The Aggies were 21-of-28 at the free throw line as compared to 13-of-18 for the Rams.
Sophomore guard Isaiah Stevens led the Rams with 16 points, while junior Adam Thistlewood was the only other CSU player in double-figures with 14. Utah State had three in double figures, led by Brock Miller with 20.
STAT OF THE GAME
• Utah State controlled the boards, 44-25, resulting in 15 more shot attempts (field goal and free throw combined) than CSU and a 12-5 margin in second chance points.
• Utah State has the better end of this long-time series, holding a 59-39 win advantage, including 37-11 in Logan.
• CSU leader Niko Medved has an 0-5 record against Utah State as a head coach.
• Thistlewood moved up to 14th on CSU’s career three pointers list with 131.
• The 64 points were the second fewest the Rams have scored this season.
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