CSU blows past Pokes in Border War

CSU blows past Pokes in Border War

The Wyoming cheerleaders were the lone bright spot for the Cowboys Wednesday night in Laramie. Photo by Praveen Mantripragada

The Wyoming cheerleaders were the lone bright spot for the Cowboys Wednesday night in Laramie. Photo by Praveen Mantripragada

CSU made it a sweep of Wyoming thanks in large part to a career-high 29 point performance by bigman Colton Iverson as the Rams defeated the Cowboys 78-56 Wednesday night in Laramie.

Iverson scored 20 of his 29 points in an impressive first half for the Rams who jumped out to a 32-18 lead and then extended it to 47-32 at halftime. Maybe even more important than Iverson’s offense was his and his teammates dominance on the glass as the Rams outrebounded the Cowboys 32-9, 11 of them coming on the offensive end.

Dorian Green scored 18 points and Greg Smith had 12 for CSU who improved their record to (23-7, 10-5 Mountain West). Larry Nance Jr. had 16 points and Derrious Gilmore added 12 for Wyoming (18-12, 4-12), who has now lost five straight games.

Luke Martinez, the Cowboys’ leading scorer, plead not guilty to one count of aggravated assault and battery for an incident that happened outside a Laramie bar on Dec. 30. The trial is set for Aug. 26.

Wyoming jumped out to a 12-0 start with Martinez in the lineup, but since injuring his hand and getting suspended, the Pokes have gone just 6-12.

The final game of the regular season for the Rams will be senior night on Saturday, March 9 when they host Nevada at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. The game is set to start at 6:30 PM MT and will be broadcast on CBSS.

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