Colorado State Vs. Manhattan Recap: Rams Hang On For Overtime Victory

Blowing a 15 point halftime lead is not going to feel good, but it hurts just a little bit less when you pull a victory out in overtime. So the story went for the Colorado State Rams on Tuesday night, who improved their record on the season to 4-2 with a 91-86 victory over the Manhattan Jaspers.

The Rams were led by junior guard Wes Eikmeier, who had a team high 23 points and also added five rebounds and two steals. Colorado State was hot all night, shooting 21-40 from the field including six of nine from three point range. But where the Rams really shined was on the free throw line, where they shot an astounding 54 freebies on the night, of which they made 43. Three Rams alone— Eikemeir and Greg Smith, both of whom went 11-12 from the line, and Jesse Carr, who went 8-8 from the stripe— accounted for more made free throws than the entire Jaspers team.

The Rams are off until Wednesday Nov. 30, when they will host the Colorado Buffaloes.

For more updates on Rams basketball, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more from around the Mountain West, head over to Mountain West Connection. For news and notes from around college basketball, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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