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Lack of offensive production downs CSU in first loss of season

Dominic Nedbalski Avatar
November 21, 2016

Colorado State men’s basketball took their first loss of the season Sunday afternoon, losing on the road to Stanford 56-49. The Rams now sit at 2-1 through the first eight days of their 2016-17 campaign.

In previous two games against New Mexico State and Fort Lewis, CSU got solid scoring performances from Braden Koelliker, Emmanuel Omogbo and Che Bob. That trio combined for just 15 points in this one.

CSU shot 29 percent from the field in the first half to go with only three assists and 11 turnovers. The Cardinal sported a 35-23 lead at the break.

Larry Eustachy’s crew responded in a big way after halftime, limiting Stanford to 21 second half points. But the Rams failed to get much of anything going on offensively.

At game’s end, the green and gold shot 30 percent from the field. They were out-rebounded by the Cardinal 37-35.

Prentiss Nixon paced CSU with 15 points, including 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Emmanuel Omogbo came close to another double-double, finishing with nine points and nine boards.

Nico Carvacho and Bob came off the bench to combine for 15 points and 17 rebounds.

The Rams return home for three games over the Thanksgiving holiday, starting with Maryland Eastern Shore on Wednesday afternoon. Tipoff from Moby Arena is set for noon.

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