The Colorado St. Rams basketball team receives a rare national television appearance on ESPN2 when they visit the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night. The Rams enter this game having lost to Northern Iowa Panthers, 83-77, on Saturday, but the teams did pull off a last-second victory over the in-state rival Colorado Buffaloes, 65-64, in the game before that.
The Rams will look for Wes Eikmeier and his 17.5 points per game to keep the team in the game against the Blue Devils. Pierce Hornung will try to work the glass against the Blue Devils, as he leads the team with 7.3 rebounds per game. This is a nigh impossible task for the Rams to do, but we all know to never count out a team before it's even played, right?
The Blue Devils, meanwhile, lost to the Ohio St. Buckeyes, 85-63, on Nov. 29 and return to the court for the first time since that game. Duke is led by freshman guard Austin Rivers, the No. 1 recruit during the previous signing season, and his 15.4 points. Rivers is the son of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. Mason and Miles Plumlee average 9.8 and 5.0 rebounds per game, so the Rams will want to have some sharp shooting in this game.
Game time/date: 5:00 p.m. MT, Wednesday, Dec. 7
Spread: Duke is favored by 21 points
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