Colorado State hosts New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference opening between two one-loss sides. New Mexico is enjoying an 11-game streak of victories going into this match. However none of those victories have come against teams from a major conference. Colorado State, rated 15th, has defeated a team within the top 10 and prevailed in 3 straight games.
Colorado State has played a nearly flawless season thus far, with the exception of one mishap versus Saint Mary’s. The offense produced 76 points in their victory over Loyola Marymount two games ago, which they won by 9 points. They showed even greater dominance in their most recent match versus Adams State, winning 106-61. During the season, Colorado State’s offense averages 84.7 points per match, while their defense allows 68.2 points per contest. Although the defense ranks 119th, the attack is placed 21st. Isaiah Stevens averages 17.3 points this season while shooting 45.8% of his shots from outside the three-point line and 53.6% from the field. After this game, Colorado State will take on Utah State.
This is a fantastic opportunity for New Mexico to secure up one of their two necessary marquee victories if they hope to advance to the NCAA Tournament. New Mexico tallied 78 points in their last meeting with UC Irvine, winning by a score of 13 points. The offense performed admirably in their most recent game versus Eastern New Mexico, which they won 87-54. While their defense allows 67.2 points per match, New Mexico is scoring 84.5 points on average. They will need to pick up the score once more in this game because the offense ranks 26th. Donovan Dent is shooting 34.3% from the floor and scoring 16.8 points on average. After this, New Mexico will play Wyoming.
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New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado State Rams Game Information
- Date: 01/02/2024
- Time: 10:30 PM ET
- Location: Moby Arena, Fort Collins, CO.
- How to Watch New Mexico vs Colorado St : ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com