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#20 Joe Palmer prepares for a free throw during the CSU vs. St. Marys basketball game on Dec. 9. (St. Marys won 64-61)

CSU men’s basketball drops first game of season against Saint Mary’s

Damon Cook, Sports Editor December 9, 2023

You can't win them all. Losing 64-61 the Colorado State offense went silent during too many points of Saturday night's game against Saint Mary's. During a nine-minute stretch part way through the...

No. 10, Nique Clifford dunks on Denver University at the mens basketball game against Denver University, CSU won, 90-80.

Another day, another victory: Rams overcome Pioneers with defensive effort

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter December 7, 2023

Defensive wins championships. Tonight defense sealed the game for Colorado State ending Denver's four-game win streak Wednesday night in Moby Arena 90-80.  Although the Pioneers don't have a promising...

Colorado State University mens basketball Head Coach Niko Medved walks towards the Ram’s locker room at halftime before being stopped for an interview

CSU men’s basketball ranked highest in AP, Coaches polls in program history

Damon Cook, Sports Editor December 6, 2023

They achieved a feat never before accomplished, yet it’s still business as usual for Colorado State men’s basketball. Slotting in at No. 13 in the AP Poll and No. 12 in the Coaches Poll, CSU is...

Colorado State University guard Rashaan Mbemba (21) shoots the ball Nov. 10. After a tough game, CSU beat Wright State University 105-77.

International talent elevates Rams basketball to No. 13

Luke Hojnowski December 6, 2023

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect the fact that CSU men's basketball is ranked the highest they have ever been in the AP Poll and the NCAA Coaches Poll, not that this...

Colorado State University grad student Joe Palmer holds the basketball after a play in the Moby Arena on Nov. 29.

No. 20 CSU keeps undefeated season alive in thriller win against CU

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Colorado entered Moby Arena with a chance to beat No. 20 ranked Colorado State men's basketball, but the Rams just happened to be the bolder team. Revenge was best served sweet for former Buff and current...

Nique Clifford (10) swings off the rim after dunking the ball Nov. 10.

Buffs to Rams: Nique Clifford’s journey to becoming a winning player

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 29, 2023

Winning is simple: Score more points than your opponent. No. 20 Colorado State men's basketball knows just a little bit about that, starting off the season 6-0 capitalized by a 69-48 win over then No....

Colorado State University number 12, Patrick Cartier, shoots a 3-pointer at the Mens basketball season opener against Louisiana Tech, CSU won 81-73.

Rams start, finish strong in victory over UMKC

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 17, 2023

Not every story needs to be told with a beginning, middle and end. For Colorado State men's basketball, they’ll probably omit the middle of their 84-61 win over UMKC when telling the story. While...

A complete list of CSUs 1st-year student signings

A complete list of CSU’s 1st-year student signings

Damon Cook and Emma Askren November 17, 2023

Editor's Note: This post will continue to be updated as more athletes sign their national letters of intent to play at Colorado State. Colorado State had a busy signing day after the official window...

Colorado State University number 10, Nique Clifford, makes a basket at the Mens basketball season opener against Louisiana Tech, CSU won 81-73.

CSU men’s basketball rises to occasion, remains perfect in Greeley

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 14, 2023

If there were any doubts left about Colorado State men's basketball, those were certainly put to rest Tuesday night.  The final resting place: Bank of Colorado Arena. Contrary to their previous...

Isaiah Stevens (4) and Nique Clifford (10) take the ball down court Nov. 10. Stevens broke a Colorado State University assist record for the fourth time with 14 assists in the game.

CSU men’s basketball puts on passing clinic en route to record-breaking win

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 10, 2023

You didn’t have a good night if you were a record book, or if you were the Wright State defense, because Isaiah Stevens was breaking both on Friday night.  Stevens' previous record of 13 assists...

Guard Jalen Lake (15) shoots a three pointer over a defender at the University of Colorado Boulder basketball game

New season, new role: Jalen Lake embraces team-first mentality

Damon Cook , Sports Editor November 9, 2023

With success comes sacrifices, and every great team has to make them.  For Colorado State men’s basketball, that’s no different. With star guard Isaiah Stevens returning and several great new players...

Colorado State University No. 4 Isaiah Steven dribbles the ball down the court at the mens basketball season-opener against Louisiana Tech Nov. 6. CSU won 81-73.

Late 2nd-half run propels CSU men’s basketball to season-opener victory

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter November 7, 2023

The home opener was a success for transfer forward Joel Scott and company. Scott dominated the court, scoring 18 points and helping lead Colorado State to their first win of the 2023-24 season in an...

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