Colorado State vs. Boise State: Full Game Preview

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Colorado State vs. Boise State: Full Game Preview
Colorado State
(22-6, 6-5 away)
Boise State
(19-8, 13-1 home)
Venue: Taco Bell Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Colorado State C Iverson 14.0 C Iverson 9.9 D Green 4.1
Boise State A Drmic 16.9 R Watkins 7.3 D Marks 4.0

On Saturday, Colorado State heads to Taco Bell Arena to take on Boise State. It gets started at 8 p.m. EST. The Rams defeated the Broncos 77-57 on Jan. 30 and are 2-2 against them over the past four years.

Boise State maintains fifth place in the Mountain West while Colorado State sits at second place.

The Rams got past Fresno State 74-67 on Feb. 27 with the help of 18 points from Wes Eikmeier. He is putting up 12.4 points per game while also averaging 2 assists per game. For the Broncos, Anthony Drmic put up 26 points in the 73-47 blowout of Nevada on Feb. 27. He leads the team with 16.9 points per game. Areas of strength for Boise State include: defensive rebounding percentage at 75.8 percent and effective field goal percentage at 53.3 percent.

Boise State StatSmack

  • Daniel Bejarano is ranked 9th in the Mountain West in rebounds.
  • Colorado State has a stronger schedule than Boise State this season (SOS Rank: No. 38 vs. No. 85).
  • Be afraid. Colorado State has blown out more teams than Boise State this season (eight blowouts vs. four).
  • The Colorado State blocks leader (Colton Iverson, 20 blocks) has more blocks than the Boise State blocks leader (Ryan Watkins, 12 blocks).
  • Colorado State is ranked higher than Boise State in the Mountain West (No. 2 vs. No. 5).
  • Colorado State players are more experienced than Boise State players (16,011 minutes played vs. 11,249 minutes played).
  • Over the past 10 years, Colorado State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Boise State (one vs. zero).
  • Colorado State attacks the glass, with more rebounds (41.5 per game vs. 34.0 per game) than Boise State this season.
  • Boom! Colorado State humiliated Boise State by 20 points the last time they played (Jan 30, 2013).
  • The Colorado State rebounding leader (Colton Iverson, 276 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Boise State rebounding leader (Ryan Watkins, 196 rebounds).
CSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Colton Iverson 29 14 10 1 1 1 2
B+ Pierce Hornung 31 9 9 2 1 1 1
B+ Dorian Green 34 13 3 4 1 0 2
B Wes Eikmeier 31 12 2 2 1 0 2
B Greg Smith 24 11 5 1 0 0 2
B- Daniel Bejarano 23 7 6 1 1 0 1
C Jonathan Octeus 18 4 3 1 0 0 1
C- Stephon Wynn 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
D+ Jordan Mason 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Gerson Santo 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Josh Morgan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Joe De Ciman 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
BSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Anthony Drmic 32 17 5 2 1 0 2
B+ Derrick Marks 30 16 4 4 2 0 3
B Jeff Elorriaga 33 11 3 2 1 0 1
B- Ryan Watkins 22 9 7 1 1 0 1
C+ Mikey Thompson 27 8 2 1 1 0 2
C Kenny Buckner 18 6 5 0 1 0 1
C I. Hadziomerovic 26 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Thomas Bropleh 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Joe Hanstad 9 1 1 1 0 0 0
D D. Hamilton 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Jake Ness 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Vukasin Vujovic 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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