Obviously, it was a must-win game for Colorado State Rams men’s basketball Tuesday night, hosting the Charleston Cougars in the single-elimination NIT, and the Rams took care of business.
But, adding to the pressure for the Rams was the possibility this would be the final time Gian Clavell and Emmanuel Omogbo would play in front of their home crowd.
Clavell put on a show, as he usually does, scoring a game-high 22 with nine rebounds and seven assists. His “Magnificent Seven” had contributions from all of the young men, with Prentiss Nixon scoring 19, J.D. Paige putting 15 points on the board and Nico Carvacho enjoyed eight points with 11 rebounds.
After the game, Larry Eustachy said, “I haven’t had a better time with a group of players than with this group.”
For more of his and Gian Clavell’s quotes, watch the recap video below. Next up for Colorado State is a second-round NIT game against the winner of Cal vs. CSU Bakersfield, who are playing one another currently.