Conference schedule for CSU men’s basketball released

Scott Nies

The men’s Mountain West basketball season will start at Moby Arena this year as the Colorado State University men’s basketball team kicks off their first conference game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Dec. 29.


The 18-game conference schedules were released on Friday on the Mountain West websiteAccording to the team’s website, “Colorado State is currently working on its non-conference schedule and will release its complete schedule in the coming weeks.”

For green and gold fans still distraught about the cancelation of Rocky Mountain Showdown, The Coloradoan said, The Rams are expected to have Colorado on the non-conference schedule.”

The Ram’s home conference opener against UNLV will be the only time they play the Rebels during the 2020-2021 season.

After starting their season in Fort Collins, the Rams will go on the road to play the University of Wyoming and Boise State University. 

CSU will be back at Moby on Jan. 12 to take on the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. Four days later, the Rams will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to take on the University of New Mexico with a two-game homestand to follow against the United States Air Force Academy and Fresno State University.   

The Rams will look to change the narrative of last season after losing both of their games against Utah State University when they take on the 2019-2020 Mountain West tournament champions for the first time of the season in Logan, Utah, on Jan. 26.

The second leg of the basketball Border War against Wyoming on Jan. 30 will be the first of a six-game slate of alternating home and away games.

San Diego State University will be the only conference opponent CSU will not play in Fort Collins this semester, when the Rams travel to San Diego on Feb. 13 to prove themselves against the consistently strong Aztec team.

CSU will finish their conference season in Fort Collins on March 6 against Boise State before playing in the Air Force Reserve Mountain West Championship tournament from March 10-13. 

Following last year’s first-round loss to Wyoming, the Rams will hope to make a deeper run this year at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, where the tournament is held.


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