December 19, 2010

Three-games-in-five-days stretch continues in Ft. Collins

Northern Colorado notes | Live in-game blog

FT. COLLINS -- Northern Colorado men's basketball (4-5, 0-4 away) will continue a busy road  December on Monday night when it travels up the road to take on Colorado State (4-3, 3-1 home) at 7 p.m. at Moby Arena.

The Bears, who have played at home just once since the middle of November, will be taking on the Rams, who've been off for nine days, just two days after losing at Denver and two days before traveling to the Bayou to take on Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday night.


  • Game 10: Northern Colorado (4-5; 0-4 away) at Colorado State (4-3; 3-1 home)
  • When: 7 p.m. (MT) Monday, Dec. 20  
  • Where: Moby Arena (8,745)
  • Coaches: Northern Colorado's B.J. Hill (4-5 overall) takes on CSU's Tim Miles (36-66 at CSU; 248-198 overall)
  • All-time series: The Rams own a 65-37 advantage in the series that started in 1901-02; CSU is 40-12 in series games played in Ft. Collins
  • TV: none  
  • Radio: KFKA-AM 1310 (Troy Coverdale)  
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  • Northern Colorado would get back to the .500 mark and claim its first "road" win of 2010 after losing its previous four road games  of the season and winning a neutral game against Bethune Cookman in Las Vegas.
  • The Bears, who trail 65-37 in their all-time series with Colorado State, would win for the second straight game against the Rams and for the third time in four meetings.
  • Northern Colorado would win in Fort Collins for the first time since the 1986-87 season and for just the second time since the 1935-36 season, when both programs were playing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).
  • Northern Colorado would improve to 64-148 in its all-time series with Mountain West teams and 5-1 in its last five meetings after knocking off Wyoming in Greeley earlier this season. The Bears, which finished 3-1 against the MWC last season, own their most all-time Mountain West victories against Colorado State (37-65).
  • Head coach B.J. Hill would surpass the first-year win total of predecessor Tad Boyle, who finished 4-24 in his first year in Greeley.