Omaha vs Colorado State: Game Preview, TV & Radio Schedule, Livestream, Odds, More
The Rams return home looking to get back on a winning streak
Can the Rams rebound after a beating from Duke?
WHO: Omaha Mavericks (2-1) vs. Colorado State Rams (1-1)
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13 — 7:00 PM MT/6:00 PM PT
WHERE: Moby Arena; Fort Collins, Colorado (8,745)
SERIES RECORD: Colorado State leads the series 2-0
ODDS: Colorado State -6 per VegasInsider.com
The Colorado State Rams return home to Moby Arena to face the Omaha Mavericks. The Rams are coming off a 89-55 loss to Duke, while the Mavericks are coming off a 90-61 victory over Bethune-Cookman.
The Rams had a kind of a let down performance against Duke, but that was to be expected with such a young team. “I really like my team. I thought our young guys got a ton of experience out there today,” CSU coach Niko Medved told the Coloradoan.
The CSU freshman are going to need to grow up throughout this season in order for the Rams to be successful. The two standouts so far are Isaiah Stevens and David Roddy. Stevens looks to be a good complement to Kendle Moore and Roddy plays bigger than he is; both had 12 points against Duke.
Nico Carvacho had a quiet 11 point, nine rebound night against the Blue Devils. Carvacho is going to need to put that game behind him as he will most likely be matched up against Matt Pile. The Mavericks big man is averaging 14.3 ppg and 10.3 rpg.
Colorado State is favored coming into this game. But if they play sloppy basketball, Pile, JT Gibson, and Ayo Akinwole will make them pay. If the Rams can communicate and play solid defense they should walk away with the win.
Expect a dog fight, with the Rams pulling away at the end. CSU 75-67 Omaha.