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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Colorado State looking to prove itself

By Diamond Leung

Colorado State coach Tim Miles is unlike any other coach in the nation. He came up the back way to become a Division I head coach and is now starring in a reality show, tweeting at halftime and promising his son a parrot if the Rams win a title.

This season, the idea that Colorado State would have success is no joke. The Rams are 12-5 and have a chance to prove they belong when they play at UNLV tonight and host BYU on Saturday. As The Coloradoan notes, they've had a tough time beating those top-tier teams along with San Diego State and New Mexico.
CSU is 1-24 against those teams under Miles, with the lone win coming at home in 2009 over UNLV.

"We've just got to find a way to get over that hump, and this is another great opportunity," said [senior Andy] Ogide, the Rams' leading scorer (15.3 points a game) and rebounder (7.5 a game). "The good thing about our conference is we have so many great teams that you're going to get your shot. Hopefully, we don't go 0-fer (against the top teams) like we did last year. We've got to find a way to steal some of these wins."

Do that, and the Rams will begin to gain respect. Until then, they're going to have fun trying.