Mountain West Tournament: Wyoming vs Colorado State Game Preview, TV Schedule, Streaming
The Rams and Cowboys meet for the third time this season
Can the Rams make it three for three in the Border War?
The Colorado State Rams and Wyoming Cowboys meet for the third time this season in the first round of the Mountain West tournament. CSU won both of the previous matchups this season, including a 19 point comeback against Wyoming three weeks ago.
The Rams are one of the youngest teams in division one college basketball this year. However, the underclassmen are the ones leading the team this season. Mountain West Freshman of the Year Isaiah Stevens leads the team in scoring and assists with 13 points and 4.6 assists per game.
The Rams come into this game knowing they can beat this team, so they can play relaxed. However, they can’t be too laid back because Wyoming can get hot at the wrong time for the Rams. Pressure defense and sharing the basketball will get Colorado State to the next round.
The Wyoming Cowboys basketball team has been a one man show all season. Hunter Maldonado leads the Cowboys in all five major statistical categories: Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, and Blocks. Wyoming shows glimpses of a dangerous team at times, but not consistently.
CSU struggles when they can’t run their offense. And if the Cowboys want to beat the Rams, they will need to shut down the Rams’ passing lanes and force them into tough shots. Maldonado will also need someone else to step up and take some of the pressure off of him in order for Wyoming to advance.
WHO: #11 Wyoming Cowboys (7-23, 2-16 Mountain West) vs #6 Colorado State Rams (20-11, 11-7 Mountain West)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4 — 6:00 PM MT/5:00 PM PT
WHERE: Thomas & Mack Center; Las Vegas, Nevada (18,776)
STREAM: Mountain West Network
SERIES RECORD: Wyoming leads the series 136-96
Colorado State 81, Wyoming 65