Rams Win Dell BCA Invitational Game Against IPFW

Colorado State won its 21st consecutive season opener this evening against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on the first night of the Dell BCA Invitational in Moby Arena, 80-62. Junior Ronnie Clark led the Rams in scoring with 20 points and posted a career-high and game-high seven rebounds. Sophomore Matt Williams also tallied a career-high with 16 points on the evening and senior Brian Greene had his 41st career double-figure scoring game with 19 points.

Freshman Micheal Morris also notched double figures with 10 points and added a game-high five assists.

"It was good to welcome back Brian Greene," said head coach Dale Layer. "This is the best we've played so far. Turnovers were more controlled in the second half and Ronnie Clark played the best game of his career so far." IPFW was led by Terry Collins with 15 points, while Jim Kessenich chipped in 14 and DeAngelo Woodall scored 10 points. Kessenich also led the squad with six rebounds and Woodall had a game-high four steals.

"IPFW is much improved from last year," continued Layer. "I kept waiting for them get tired, but they played extremely hard. They are at least 15 points better than they were a year ago and I'm very impressed with their effort."

IPFW will play on Monday in the first game against Cleveland State at 5:00 p.m., while Colorado State and Florida Atlantic will play in the night cap, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The Dell BCA Invitational will conclude on Tuesday evening with IPFW and Florida Atlantic squaring off at 5:30 p.m. and Colorado State and Cleveland State closing out the tournament at 8:00 p.m.

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