Nevada vs. Colorado State: Full Game Preview

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Nevada vs. Colorado State: Full Game Preview
Nevada
(12-17, 2-10 away)
Colorado State
(23-7, 16-1 home)
Venue: Moby Arena
8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Nevada M Story 16.7 J Evans Jr 5.4 D Burton 3.6
Colorado State C Iverson 14.5 C Iverson 9.7 D Green 4.1

On Saturday, Colorado State hosts Nevada at Moby Arena. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. EST and it can be seen on CBSSN. The Rams defeated the Wolf Pack 73-69 on Feb. 6 and are 1-1 against them over the past four years.

Colorado State is currently in second place in the conference and Nevada is in ninth.

The 29 points and eight rebounds by Colton Iverson helped the Rams to a 78-56 cakewalk over Wyoming on Mar. 6. He contributes a team-leading 14.5 points per game, 9.7 rebounds per game, and 0.7 blocks per game. For the Wolf Pack, Malik Story finished with 25 points in the 75-62 loss to New Mexico on Mar. 6. His 16.7 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Colorado State appears to have a key statistical advantage over Nevada in one area, rebounding, where the Rams have an edge over the Wolf Pack, 40.9 per game to 33.5 per game.

Nevada StatSmack

  • Colorado State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Nevada in four wins since 1995.
  • Colorado State has a better scoring defense (62.7 allowed per game vs. 71.1 allowed per game) than Nevada this season.
  • Colorado State is a better three-point shooting team (34.1 percent vs. 30.2 percent) than Nevada this season.
  • Colorado State is ranked higher than Nevada in the Mountain West (No. 3 vs. No. 9).
  • Colorado State is better at defending the three (33.6 percent allowed vs. 38.0 percent allowed) than Nevada this season.
  • Pierce Hornung is ranked 3rd in the Mountain West in rebounds.
  • Colorado State has a better record at home than Nevada this season (15-1 vs. 10-6).
  • Be afraid. Colorado State has blown out more teams than Nevada this season (eight blowouts vs. zero).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Colorado State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (953 to 934) than Nevada, per the NCAA.
  • Wes Eikmeier is ranked 7th in the Mountain West in three-pointers.
NEV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Deonte Burton 34 16 2 4 1 0 2
B Malik Story 33 17 3 2 1 0 2
C Jerry Evans Jr 27 8 5 1 1 0 1
C Jordan Burris 25 7 4 1 0 1 1
C Kevin Panzer 23 5 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Devonte Elliott 17 5 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Cole Huff 17 4 3 0 0 0 1
D M. Coleman 13 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Brice Crook 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Fall 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Patrick Nyeko 11 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- Keith Fuetsch 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
CSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Colton Iverson 30 14 10 1 1 1 2
B+ Pierce Hornung 31 9 9 2 1 1 1
B+ Dorian Green 0 14 3 4 1 0 2
B Greg Smith 25 11 6 1 0 0 2
B Wes Eikmeier 31 12 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Daniel Bejarano 22 6 6 1 1 0 1
C Jonathan Octeus 18 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Jordan Mason 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Josh Morgan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Gerson Santo 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Joe De Ciman 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
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