Arkansas Tech 56

(0-0, 0-0 away)

Colorado State 83

(11-2, 7-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado

    1 2 T
    ATU 34 2256
    CSU 41 4283

    Top Performers

    Arkansas Tech: J. Casseus 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Colorado State: S. Creason 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Blk

    Colorado State 83, Arkansas Tech 56

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Stuart Creason had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead Colorado State to an 83-56 victory over Division II Arkansas Tech Friday night.

    Jason Smith added 14 points as 11 players scored for Colorado State (11-2) in its final tuneup for the Mountain West Conference schedule. The Rams have won nine consecutive home games and are off to their best start since opening the 1997-98 campaign 12-1.

    Denarryl Rice had five, 3-pointers and 19 points and Joel Casseus 15 points for Arkansas Tech (9-2), which had its seven-game winning streak ended. Arkansas Tech shot only 36 percent for the game and was 9-for-37 shooting in the second half.

    Arkansas Tech played the Rams close for a half before appearing to run out of gas in the second half.

    With 3:50 left in the first half and three straight 3-pointers by Rice, Arkansas Tech led 30-24. Sean Morris hit a 3-pointer that awakened the Rams, which went into a 10-0 run to give them the lead, 34-30. They took a 41-34 advantage into intermission when they closed the half with a second 3-pointer by Sean Morris and Jason Smith's dunk.

    Colorado State held its guests to 2-for-19 shooting in the first 12 minutes and 17 seconds of the second half, giving up only a 3-pointer to Casseus and a rebound basket by Ike Ohanson. Michael Morris' dunk capped a 16-5 run over that stretch to put the Rams up 67-39.

    Creason's layup and free throw gave Colorado State it's biggest lead, 74-41, with 6:40 left. With 3-pointers by Rose and John Bateman, Arkansas Tech outscored the Rams 15-12 over the final six minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 56 83
    FG Made-Attempted 23-64 (.359) 31-57 (.544)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-34 (.294) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 0-1 (.000) 17-31 (.548)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 30

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