If you’re a fan of basketball at Colorado State, McKenna Hofschild and Isaiah Stevens are two all-time greats.

Dime, dish, assist. However you say it, no one does it better than these two.

Stevens, the senior point guard of CSU men’s basketball, has been dazzling and delighting for four seasons in Fort Collins. And last week, he surpassed Ellen Nystrom as the leading assist person for either the women’s or men’s teams.

Stevens took the record last Friday night in a win over rival Wyoming at Moby Arena. He put up his 11th career double-double with 11 points and 12 assists; those 12 dimes were tied for a single-game record, too. All without turning the ball over a single time.

With one game to go in the men’s regular season, Stevens now has amassed 590 career assists, besting Nystrom’s 584. And even though the mens team has disappointed this year — currently standing at 13-16, 5-11 MW — Stevens will have at least one Mountain West Tournament game to add to the total.

Meanwhile on the women’s basketball team, Hofschild is simultaneously climbing up the assist rankings. As of last week, she moved into third-place all time for Colorado State women:

After a tough 76-60 loss to Wyoming last Saturday, Hofschild increased her career assists to 532 at CSU. That means, with 7 assists tonight, she could pass the venerable Becky Hammon. And in only three years with Colorado State.

Hammon, of course, is the greatest basketball player in the history of Colorado State hoops for either sex. She was a three-time All-American in four years in Fort Collins, and led her Rams to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1999 before becoming a star in the WNBA, becoming the first woman assistant coach in the NBA and winning a WNBA title as head coach last year. It was her first as head coach of the Las Vegas Aces and the only time a first-year head coach won a title in that league.

But back to Hofschild, who at 5’2″ brilliantly bounces around the court to drop awesome assists and even some no-look passes. She’s quick, smooth and uses a spin move to create space against taller defenders to either assist a teammate or score herself.

The term “dime” not only means an assist, but hooking a teammate up with a scoring attempt. Which is what Hofschild does consistently, feeding teammates around the rim and leading them to the basket with accuracy. It’s unselfish and beautiful basketball, the way the game was meant to be played.

Currently, her 7.2 assists per game are No. 4 in the nation and her 3.48 assist/turnover ratio is second-best.

That means, if Hofschild hits her average tonight — 6:30 p.m. MT tip-off inside Moby Arena — she will pass Hammon and move up to No. 2 in CSU women’s basketball history in assists.

But even if she doesn’t, there’s no doubt Hofschild will end her career as the all-time leader by far. That’s because, even though she’s a senior, she has a COVID year of eligibility left and has said publicly she plans on staying at Colorado State. After back-to-back years of 200-plus assists, Hofschild could really cement her place in the school’s history books next season.

For now, the women’s team is in solid standing, at 18-10, 11-6 MW and currently fourth in the Mountain West.

Thanks to Hofschild — who’s been named a Becky Hammon Player of the Year semifinalist and Nancy Lieberman Player of the Year finalist — the Rams have a chance to make a run in the tourney and find themselves in the NCAA Tournament.

If they fall short in the MW Championship next week, though, CSU women’s basketball is likely to make a second straight appearance in the WNIT.

While the women close out their regular season tonight at Moby, the men’s team faces San Jose State in California tonight (9 p.m. MT tip) and play at home Friday vs. powerhouse New Mexico (9 p.m. MT tip).