Someone once said the you can’t win them all, and the Colorado State Rams saw their six-game winning streak come to an end with a road loss to the UNLV Rebels. You never want to lose, but this is not a devastating loss for the Rams, and everything they want is still right in front of them.
The Rams return to action on Saturday night with a home game versus the New Mexico Lobos. Despite the loss on Wednesday night, the Rams can still take control of the Mountain West Conference with their 26th straight win at Moby Arena.
The loss to the Rebels on Wednesday night, in many ways, only enhances how far the Rams have come. In years past, a loss like this would have meant the end of any NCAA Tournament hopes, but now it is just a bump in the road. The Rams played hard, but they were just a little off.
Give the Rebels credit – they did to the Rams what the Rams do to other teams. The Rams lead the nation in rebounding and were dominated on the glass, and could not get into any kind of flow on the offensive end of the floor. Even though the Rams did not play their best game, they came back in the second half and really had a shot to win. They showed some mental toughness and that will serve them well going forward.
The Rams need to quickly put this one behind them and turn their focus to Saturday night, as a win over the Lobos will put them right where they want to be. Moby arena is going to be as electric as it has ever been, and this will be the biggest basketball game in Fort Collins in decades.
Even the best basketball teams lose from time to time. The Rams did not play their best, but something tells me that will change on Saturday night.
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