CSU increases winning streak to 3 with road victory over Boise State

Colorado State men’s basketball (12-16) kicked off its final two-game road trip with a 76-62 victory over Boise State on Wednesday night. The victory over the Broncos is CSU’s first since the 2016 Mountain West Tournament, when the Rams defeated the Broncos in Las Vegas (88-81).

Leading the way for CSU on the offensive end was Nico Carvacho, who recorded his 11th double-double of the season (19 points, 14 rebounds). The big man consistently made things tough for the Broncos in the post by attacking the rim and looking to score. He also displayed nice touch on multiple key passes and led the Rams in assists with five. With Carvacho clicking in the post, the Broncos struggled to slow down the Rams, as CSU finished the evening an efficient 32-of-55 (58.2 percent).

While Carvacho was the star, it was really a strong team performance for CSU as a whole. Five different scorers finished the night in double-digit figures and all of them shot at least 55 percent from the field.

Adam Thistlewood made 6-of-10 of field goal attempts, finishing with 14 points and four rebounds in 36 minutes. The freshman forward from Golden, Colo., has now scored 10 or more points in five of the last six games and has been shooting the basketball with extreme confidence of late.

Along with Thistlewood, Kris Martin recorded 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. It was a strong showing from the backcourt as well with Kendle Moore and J.D. Paige finishing with 10 points apiece.

The Rams will look to carry the momentum of the recent winning streak into Saturday’s contest at New Mexico. The Lobos (11-16) lost to San Jose State on Tuesday.