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Colorado State 85- Boise State 51 (Women)

February 11, 2016

I don’t usually blog about a game that I don’t see with my own eyes.

But while watching the men play in Moby, many of us locals were following the women’s game in Boise on our phones.  The basketball community is a close one at CSU and many of us have season tickets to see both teams.  Some people play bunco  or poker on regular nights. For us it’s Wednesdays and Saturdays in Moby from January through March.

It was a big game between the two hottest teams. CSU was on a 17-game win streak, their longest since the Becky Hammon glory days of the 90’s. Boise was riding an 8-game streak, their longest since entering the Mountain West.  The Rams are two-time defending MWC fregular season champs. Boise represented the MWC in the NCAA’s last season after winning the conference tournament.

Something had to give.

It did.

Boise’s All-MWC guard Brook Pahukoa nailed a three-ball on the Broncos first possession of the game.

Then the Rams happened.

They held the Blue Fillies scoreless for the next 6-and-a-half minutes and scored 14 of their own.

The onslaught continued to the tune of a 43-20 halftime lead.

It was OVAH!

I came home and watched the replay on-line.  It was an incredible 40 minutes of basketball as the Rams won their 18th straight, one short of the school record.  They moved their season record to 21-1 and 11-0 in the MWC.

But the best part of the broadcast was the high praise being sent the Rams way by the Boise State play-by-play guy.  He compared this CSU team to the San Antonio Spurs for their repeatedly quality of play on both ends of the floor.

What really made it funny was that during the broadcast of the previous blowout at Nevada.the Nevada play-by-play guy had said the Rams weren’t flashy like the Golden State Warriors but they were good.

So it’s been a pretty amazing road trip for the Rams as they powered their way to a pair of 20+ point road victories and were mentioned in the same breath as both the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs.

If you haven’t seen them you’re missing something pretty incredible.

Onto a pair of home games where they can break the record for the longest consecutive winning streak ever.

The first is a pink out game vs UNLV on Saturday.  20140209-081255.jpg

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