Colorado State's Daniel Bejarano delays surgery, has huge season

Colorado State players say they couldn't imagine what the season might have become if standout guard Daniel Bejarano had decided to have knee surgery before New Year's Day. Or perhaps Bejarano's teammates did imagine it. "Daniel knows that this team without him, we would be nothing," said junior forward J.J. Avila. Bejarano took one for the team. He felt...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mountain West Championship Preview

On Wednesday, the Mountain West Men'€™s Basketball Championship begins with San Diego State taking the #1 seed after the Aztecs'€™ comeback win over New Mexico this weekend. The Aztecs will play on Thursday against the winner of Game #1, which will either be #9 seed Colorado State or #8 seed Utah State. Here is a brief breakdown of each team in the tournament. First Round...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV holds off late Colorado St. charge, 78-70

Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 19 and UNLV nearly surrendered a double-digit second half lead, then rallied for a 78-70 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday night. Kevin Olekaibe added 15 for UNLV (18-10, 9-6 Mountain West) and Deville Smith had 12. J.J. Avila led Colorado State (15-14, 6-10) with 22 points. Daniel Bejarano added 21 and Jon Octeus 17. UNLV held a 12-point lead...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado St. gets past Air Force 68-56

J.J Avila scored 20 points and Jon Octeus added 18 as Colorado State rallied back from a 10-point deficit to beat Air Force 68-56 on Saturday afternoon. Octeus' first 3-pointer of the game snapped a tie with 3:39 to play. His second 3-pointer 1:44 later stretched the lead to 62-53. Colorado State led at the 15:16 mark of the first half and then trailed by as much as 10 points...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-Colorado St. Preview

San Diego State hasn't lost since mid-November and is closing in on the longest winning streak in school history. Before that, though, the No. 5 Aztecs will focus on getting a milestone victory for coach Steve Fisher on Saturday when Colorado State visits in a Mountain West Conference matchup. Fisher was expected to record his 300th win as San Diego State coach at some point...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado St.-San Diego St. Preview

San Diego State hasn't lost since mid-November and is closing in on the longest winning streak in school history. Before that, though, the No. 5 Aztecs will focus on getting a milestone victory for coach Steve Fisher on Saturday when Colorado State visits in a Mountain West Conference matchup. Fisher was expected to record his 300th win as San Diego State coach at some point...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

CSU Rams defeat Air Force Falcons

It was a nice problem for Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy to have Saturday when he was asked to think about the players who had stepped up to finally send the Air Force Falcons home on the short end of the score. Take your pick. Certainly forward J.J. Avila couldn't be overlooked with 21 points, including a free throw with 20 seconds left that stretched CSU's lead to...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah State defeats Colorado State 57-50

Spencer Butterfield and Jarred Shaw each scored 17 points and Shaw grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Utah State past Colorado State 57-50 Wednesday night. Preston Medlin added 12 points for the Aggies (12-4, 2-2 Mountain West Conference). The Rams (11-7, 2-3) were led by J.J. Avila with 21 points and eight rebounds. Utah State took a 44-34 lead with 8:29 to play when Danny Berger hit...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado State runs away from Fresno State 76-57

Daniel Bejarano scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and Colorado State closed the game with a 14-1 run, beating Fresno State 76-57 Saturday night. Colorado State (11-6, 2-2 Mountain West) used a 13-1 spurt to open up a 14-point lead with just over 6 minutes left in the first half and took a 38-27 lead into the break. Fresno State (8-9, 1-3) trailed by as many as 13 twice...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado State nips San Jose State 66-64

J.J. Avila scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Colorado State over San Jose State 66-64 on Wednesday night as the Rams notched their first Mountain West Conference victory of the season. Isaac Thornton sank a 3-pointer on his only field-goal attempt with 1:35 left to give SJSU its first lead in nearly 10 minutes. But Avila went 6 for 6 from the line and Daniel Bejarano...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego State opens conference play with win at Colorado State

J.J. Avila was not 100 percent. A sprained lower back from earlier in the week left Colorado State's leading scorer grimacing during the pregame warmups and having to stand during timeouts to relieve the pain. Yet the Rams were able to get 35 minutes out of the junior forward Wednesday night in a 71-61 loss to No. 21 San Diego State. ''He's in bad shape. Really...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego St.-Colorado St. Preview

San Diego State's recent schedule hasn't featured many household names, but the Aztecs know things are going to get much more difficult. The 21st-ranked Aztecs visit Colorado State on Wednesday night to open Mountain West Conference play before a showdown at No. 16 Kansas on Sunday. San Diego State (10-1) became the first team since Oregon State in 2000 to hold three straight...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado State defeats Lamar 86-71

J.J. Avila scored a career-high 33 points with four assists and eight rebounds as Colorado State took an early lead and held it to defeat Lamar 86-71 on Saturday. Daniel Bejarano scored 19 points and led the Rams (9-4) with 18 rebounds. Joe De Ciman scored 12 points with three assists and four rebounds. Colorado State jumped to an early 19-6 lead and maintained a 10-point advantage...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado State eases to 74-61 win over UIC

Jon Octeus had 18 points and Daniel Bejarano added 10 points with 15 rebounds and five assists as Colorado State defeated Illinois-Chicago 74-61 Tuesday night. J.J. Avila also had 10 points for Colorado State (8-4). UIC (5-8) led early but Avila made a layup at 11:22 for a 9-8 lead and the Rams never trailed after that, opening a 30-23 lead at the half. UIC closed to 51-45 following...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado State Downs UIC Behind Behind Jon Octeus’ 18 Points

Howard Moore’s Flames beat Colorado State in Chicago last season, but they were overmatched on the road Monday. (Photo: Wisconsin Athletics) Colorado State (8-4) had lost two home games in a row, but the Rams were not about to drop a third. The Rams started slowly against the UIC Flames (5-8), but they opened up a seven-point halftime lead and then imposed their athleticism and...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver beats rival Colorado State 80-70

Brett Olson scored 24 points as Denver beat Colorado State 80-70 on Wednesday night for its first road victory over its in-state rival since 1979. Leading by 2 and nearing the midway point of the second half, Denver (3-5) went on a 12-4 run to extend its lead to 61-51 with 7:13 to play. Colorado State (7-4), which had won 11 in a row over the Pioneers at home, never got closer than...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado St breezes by SW Oklahoma 109-55

Six players scored in double figures, including J.J. Avila, who scored 27 points and Colorado State breezed past Southwestern Oklahoma State 109-55 on Sunday afternoon. Avila went 11-of-14 from the field, while Ram teammates Joe De Ciman scored 15 and Jon Octeus added 14 points. Colorado St. (7-3) built a 30 point lead in the first before settling for a 52-28 lead at the break...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Dinwiddie leads Colorado past Colorado State 67-62

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half leading Colorado to a 67-62 victory over in-state rival Colorado State Tuesday night. Dinwiddie, 11 for 11 from the free throw line, sealed the game with two free throws with 14.3 seconds left for Colorado (8-1). Askia Booker added 12 points and Jaron Hopkins had 10 including two clutch 3-pointers in the final...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado State holds off New Mexico State 85-83

J.J. Avila scored 29 points, including the game-winning layup in the final seconds, lifting Colorado State to an 85-83 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. Avila got help from Daniel Bejarano, who added 11 points and hauled in 15 rebounds, Jon Octeus with 15 points, and Marcus Holt with 11 to keep the Rams (6-2) undefeated on their home court this season. The Rams took advantage...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Avila, Colorado St. top Bethune-Cookman 66-52

J.J. Avila scored 21 to lead three players in double figures as Colorado State had few problems in a 66-52 win over Bethune-Cookman Wednesday afternoon in the CSU Challenge. Jon Octeus had 14 points and Gerson Santo 12 for the Rams (5-2), who are enjoying a 10-game homestand, the longest ever for the school. Malik Jackson had 11 for the Wildcats (2-5), who are just getting going...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado St. comes back to beat N. Colorado 72-65

J.J. Avila shot 9-of-13 from the field and scored 28 points as Colorado State came back to beat Northern Colorado 72-65 on Friday night. Northern Colorado led 55-48 with nine minutes to play but Colorado State (3-2) finished the game's final 4:41 on an 11-3 run, during which the Rams made 9 of 12 free throws. Avila was a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line on the night...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP defeats Colorado State 82-74

Julian Washburn scored seven of his 16 points in a flurry at the end of the first half as a balanced UTEP broke away from Colorado State 82-74 on Tuesday night. The win gives Miners coach Tim Floyd his first win in two seasons against his friend, Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy, leading 3-2 in five meetings. Eustachy was Floyd's first hire in 1986 at Idaho. UTEP jumped...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

J.J. Avila Decides on Richmond

After a successful first two years at Navy, J.J. Avila has transferred to Richmond.
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Colgate 65, Navy 54

John Brandenburg scored 17 points, including six in overtime, when Colgate outscored Navy 13-2 on the way to a 65-54 Patriot League victory on Saturday. Brandenburg made 6 of 8 shots for the Raiders (6-13, 1-4), who snapped their eight-game losing streak while handing Navy its 12th consecutive defeat. The losing streak for the Midshipmen (3-16, 0-5) tied the program's third...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

M. Basketball. American Defeats Navy, 67-60

The Midshipmen (3-15, 0-4) trimmed the lead to 61-50, then used an 8-1 run to make it 62-58 with 1:15 left. J.J. Avila, who led Navy with 24 points, had six points during the run.
Via Navy News
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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