Scores

Final

Colorado State 76

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    9:05 PM ET, November 10, 2006

    Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado

    1 2 T
    SOCO 33 3467
    CSU 28 4876

    Top Performers

    Southern Colorado: M. Willette 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Colorado St: J. Smith 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Colorado State 76, Southern Colorado 67

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Tyler Smith scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half as Colorado State survived a scare from Division II Colorado State-Pueblo and won 76-67 Friday night.

    The junior college transfer from Northeastern Junior College was 8-for-19 shooting with two 3-pointers, one that gave Colorado State (1-0) its first lead in the second half. Jason Smith added 19 points and seven rebounds in the season opener for the Rams.

    Major Willette led Colorado State-Pueblo with 22 points. The game was an exhibition game for the Thunderwolves of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Tyler Smith's 3-pointer put Colorado State up 43-42 with 12:01 left in the second half, but Willette's outside shooting kept the Thunderwolves close. Willette's basket on a goaltending call with 3:43 remaining made it 60-47.

    Jason Smith and Tyler Smith scored four points each in a mini 8-0 run that put Colorado State ahead 68-57. Colorado State-Pueblo never got closer than seven points over the final 2:06.

    Colorado State-Pueblo took a 33-28 lead into halftime as Willette scored five points of his 13 first-half points in the last 3:17 of the half.

    Colorado State-Pueblo finished 9-for-20 on 3-pointers, but turned the ball over 25 times.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SOCO
    CSU
    Points 67 76
    FG Made-Attempted 22-47 (.468) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-20 (.450) 4-10 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 18-24 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 10

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