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CSU blows past Pokes in Border War

By Steven Starcer | March 7, 2013

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.