Colorado State Lets It Fly In A 105-72 Rout of New Mexico
The Rams tied the NCAA season mark for three point makes with 19.
The Rams broke out of their three point shooting slump.
The Colorado State Rams came into this game against the New Mexico Lobos shooting 32.9% from behind the three point line. After this game, the Rams are tied for the most three point makes in the NCAA this season, they set a new school record for three points makes, and came within one make of tying the Mountain West record for three point makes after going 19-28 (68.7%) from deep.
The Rams were on fire from three early. They made their first four and nine of their first 11 attempts from deep. The breakout from the early shooting slump came at a key for the Rams. They more than likely won’t shoot this well for the rest of the season, but if they can become more consistent from deep they can be a dangerous team come conference tournament time.
CSU came into this game with 66% of their season point total scored by the underclassman. Against the Lobos, they accounted for 78% of the Rams point total. Isaiah Stevens had a big night as the Rams leading scorer, finishing with 19 points and eight assists. He also went five for six from deep. David Roddy got out of his slump from deep finishing two of four and with 12 points.
The Lobos came into this game down two players after Carlton Bragg was suspended on Sunday (J.J. Caldwell had previously been suspended). Both players were big pieces of this Lobo team and they were sorely missed. New Mexico struggled early and really fell off after Vance Jackson went down with an ankle injury.
The lone bright spot for this New Mexico team was Zane Martin. The junior guard finished as the only Lobo in double figures with 17 points. Martin finished seven of eleven from the field, two of three from deep, and one of two from the line.
The Lobos road doesn’t get any easier as they now head to Las Vegas to face the Rebels. The Rams head down south to Air Force as they prepare for a tough Falcons team.