Sellout crowd expected for CSU-CU hoops game

The Colorado State University Rams Men’s Basketball team plays the Fresno State Bulldogs at Moby Arena, February 27, 2013. Rams win 74 to 67
Rams coach Larry Eustachy

Moby Madness is expected to live up to its reputation – and then some – when the CSU men’s basketball team hosts rival Colorado at noon Sunday.

A sellout crowd is expected as the 110-year-old rivalry is renewed for the 124th time. Tickets are going quickly; as of Thursday fewer than 1,200 remained, with just 468 student tickets available.

The Rams, who beat the Buffs 62-60 last year in Boulder, will be looking for back-to-back wins in the series for the first time since the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. Both teams sport 5-1 records heading into Thursday night games.

CSU opened the season 5-0 and had a chance to start 6-0 before losing 99-90 Saturday to unbeaten UTEP in the final of the Corpus Christi (Texas) Coastal Classic. The Rams, in coach Larry Eustachy’s fourth season, are averaging 91.7 points while making 10 3-pointers per game.

Five Rams, led by guard Gian Clavell at 21.5, are averaging 11.5 points or more per game.

Purchase tickets in person at the McGraw Athletic Center on the west side of Moby Arena, online or by calling (970) 491-7267.