CSU RamsCast: Basketball hosts 5-1 Arkansas in “white out” on Wednesday

Kris Martin shoots. Credit: CSU Athletics Communications.
Kris Martin shoots. Credit: CSU Athletics Communications.

Niko Medved and Co. started hot, at 3-0, but have come back to earth recently now at 4-4 on the season.

We look back on the losses to Southern Illinois last Tuesday as well as the loss to CU, seeing what we can learn from them as the Rams now face 5-1 Arkansas on Wednesday. Simply, Medved’s team has to rebound much, much better than we’ve seen as of late.

Against SIU they were doubled up on the boards 34-17 and against CU they lost the rebounding battle 40-29. Beyond that, the Rams were bullied in the paint in terms of scoring, too; a -24 versus SIU and -12 against the Buffs.

How can Medved’s team win on Wednesday against a talented Razorbacks team? We break down Arkansas’ strengths and give you three keys to the win, as well as our marquee matchup.

And in the first half of the podcast, we look at all the coaching changes in the NCAA. Yes, some Rams fans want Mike Bobo to be fired, but that won’t happen, as Joe Parker’s statement to fans explained last week. But, why did some Rams fans want Jim McElwain?

We unpack all that, and also touch on some All-Mountain West Rams players in Preston Williams and Ryan Stonehouse. Did you know Stonehouse’s punting average was 48.3 per boot, second-best in the nation? But, when we dig a little further, we find a glaring weakness in the Rams special teams.

All that and much more in the latest CSU Rams Cast. Thanks for tuning in.