(3-3, 1-3 away)

Colorado State 77

(6-0, 4-0 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado

    1 2 T
    IUPU 31 3465
    CSU 46 3177

    Top Performers

    Iupui: B. Cole 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast

    Colorado St: C. Lewis 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Colorado State 77, IUPUI 65

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Sean Morris scored 15 points on 6-for-6 free throw shooting as Colorado State matched its best start in 35 years with a 77-65 victory over IUPUI on Saturday.

    Jason Smith added 13 points and nine rebounds for Colorado State (6-0). The Rams shot 57 percent for the game and were 20-for-23 from the free throw line in starting the season with six wins for the first time since 1970-71.

    Brandon Cole led IUPUI (3-3) with 26 points on six 3-pointers. Matt Burks had three 3-pointers and 12 points for the Jaguars, who were 11-for-23 from beyond the arc.

    Cole got IUPUI within striking distance in the second half. His second 3-pointer of the period got the Jaguars to within 58-50 with 12:05 left.

    Michael Morris got the lead back to double digits with a jumper and Sean Morris maintained it with a 3-pointer with 10:07 left and then two free throws to make it 67-55. Sean Morris' 3-pointer was the last field goal of the game for Colorado State.

    The Rams were 14-for-14 from the free throw line over the final 9:27 of the game.

    IUPUI started the game hitting 6-of-11 3-pointers, three by Cole, to stay within 26-22. The Jaguars didn't hit another 3-pointer over the final 7:37 and with Colorado State heating up, 7-for-12, the Rams went on a 20-9 run to lead 46-31 at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 65 77
    FG Made-Attempted 21-56 (.375) 25-44 (.568)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 20-23 (.870)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 15

    2005-06 Season

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