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Colorado State dominates Wyoming 78-56
Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press
Wednesday was Senior Night for Wyoming, but CSU must not have received the memo.
It was the Rams' seniors who stole the show in their final trip to Arena-Auditorium, led by Colton Iverson. To put it kindly, he was unstoppable.
Iverson dominated in the paint for Colorado State University, tying a Mountain West single-game record for baskets without a miss, as the Rams cruised to a 78-56 victory.
Playing in his first and only career game at Wyoming, Iverson took advantage of what little post presence the Cowboys had with leading scorer Leonard Washington limited due to foul trouble and a nagging back. He had 29 points to lead CSU, 20 of which came in the first half, grabbed eight boards and recorded two steals.
It was the most any Ram had scored in a game this year.
"It's all credit to my teammates because I wouldn't have scored (29 points) without them. I mean, I didn't even have to dribble for most of my shots, it was just a layup or a dunk," Iverson said. "We just had a complete game, overall. Everyone showed up ready to play."
Dorian Green and Greg Smith definitely helped.
The senior duo combined to score 30 points in what coach Larry Eustachy called his team's best game of the year, with Smith adding seven rebounds, two assists and a block.
Both reached double-figures on the scoreboard by halftime.
Defense and rebounding also returned to the spotlight for CSU on Wednesday.
After being outworked on the glass in two of CSU's previous four games -- at UNLV and Boise State -- the team left Laramie with a 35-11 rebounding advantage.
Pierce Hornung had 10 boards on his own, five on offensive, helping the Rams to their first .500 or better road record since 1997-98 (8-5).
"That's four wins on the road (in conference); this team had one last year. That's four road wins, men have to do that," Eustachy said.
"They've split, 4-4, on the road. It takes men to do that. I'm very proud, but we can move on and get better."
CSU finishes 6-6, overall, in true road games.