No day at the beach as Rams rally for victory
COLORADO STATE 80, WINTHROP 76
FORT COLLINS» A trip to Jamaica in mid November is certainly enticing. And for the Colorado State basketball team, maybe a little too enticing for ... much of Tuesday night’s game against Winthrop.
The Rams were due to leave for the Caribbean island around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. But hours before that, they had to face the defending Big South champions. Perhaps a bit distracted by their upcoming travel plans, Colorado State fell down by 14 points early in the second half before storming back for an 8076 victory at Moby Arena.
The Rams moved to 2-0 for the young season and will continue the Jamaica Classic on Friday in Jamaica against Tulane, followed by a matchup with Florida State on Sunday.
Junior guard Prentiss Nixon scored 13 of his team-best 16 points to help spark the second-half comeback, an effort aided by first-year Rams Deion James (14 points) and Raquan Mitchell (11), a pair of junior college transfers who gave the team a huge lift off the bench. Nico Carvacho added 11 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to help CSU to a 51-29 edge on the glass.