No. 6 CSU will face 11th seed Michigan in the first round of the 2022 NCAA South Region NCAA Tournament on Thursday

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Opening Tip

• The sixth-seeded Rams will face No. 11 Michigan in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in the South Region on Thursday, March 17 at 10:15 a.m. MT in Indianapolis. CSU coverage is presented by McDonalds at 2401 S. College in Fort Collins.
• The game will be televised on CBS, with Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Jamie Erdahl on the call.
• Audio will be on the Colorado State Sports Radio Network (as well as online at CSURams.com), with Brian Roth and Adam Nigon handling the show. CSU Sports Network broadcasts are also accessible on mobile devices through the Varsity Network app (free on all Apple and Android devices). Fans can use the app for instant access to free game day audio streams and receive push notifications to remind them when games start or upcoming audio broadcasts.
• Audio will also be available on Westwood One with Brandon Gaudin and Austin Croshere in charge.
• The game will also have live statistics on NCAA.com.

10 degrees of CSU basketball

  1. Throwing away two starters and nine letter winners from last year’s 23-5 team, they moved to the elite eight of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, Michigan enters the game with a 17-14 overall record and at tied for seventh in the Big Ten conference with an 11-9 record.
  2. This will only be the fourth meeting between the two programs, with the Wolverines holding a 2-1 advantage. The last meeting between the two schools was in the 2001-02 season, with the Rams earning their only win in the series, a 70-66 overtime win at Moby Arena. To be determined
  3. Colorado State University and Coach Niko Medved have agreed to an amended contract that will keep Medved in Fort Collins through the 2028-29 season, the school announced.
  4. CSU has 25 total wins on the season, making it the third most in program history and the winning percentage of 83.3 is currently the highest. The Rams finished 14-4 in conference, only the second time in school history that CSU has had 14 league wins, tying last year’s 14-4 mark under Niko Medved.
  5. Medved is now seventh in the CSU record books in coaching wins with 77 and is second in winning percentage. He is 63.1 behind the late Boyd Grant (63.8%, 81-46). To be determined
  6. CSU was ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for six weeks this year. Prior to this year, there had only been eight weeks previously in the program’s history that Colorado State had ranked in the Associated Press poll, four of those during the 1953-54 season.
  7. CSU had seven guaranteed playoff opponents in 2020-21 on this year’s schedule, combining for 12 games, with the Rams at 10-2 against those teams. This year’s schedule included six teams in the 2022 NCAA Tournament (Boise State, Wyoming, Saint Mary’s, Wyoming, San Diego State, Creighton), with CSU going 7-4 against that group. There were also two teams that are in the NIT (Mississippi State, Utah State), with the Rams posting a 3-0 mark against that group.
  8. The Rams have done a great job of taking care of their property and making the most of it. CSU is 16th nationally in fewest turnovers at 10.1 per game and 24th in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.41.
  9. junior striker David Roddy was named a Sports Illustrated Third Team All-American, an Associated Press Honorable Mention selection (the fifth CSU player to be recognized as an All-American), and Mountain West Player of the Year (just the third conference player never named the year). junior guard Isaiah Stevens joined Roddy with full conference accolades, earning second-team coaching and media honors.
  10. If the Rams win, they will play the winner of the No. 3 seed and SEC Tennessee champion and the No. 14 seed and Big South champion Longwood on Saturday, March 19. The match will be televised on the CBS family of networks. The audio will be on the Colorado State Sports Radio Network (as well as online at CSURams.com), with Brian Roth and Adam Nigon handling the show.
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