College Basketball Nation: Andy Ogide

Colorado State looking to prove itself

January, 19, 2011
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.

MWC, Andy Ogide

Halftime: San Diego State 41, Colorado State 33

March, 11, 2010
LAS VEGAS -- Some halftime observations.

  • Colorado State forward Andy Ogide was ejected and assessed a flagrant intentional technical foul after collecting a rebound and using a forearm to shove off San Diego State's Brian Carlwell. Carlwell was knocked down on the play and had to be restrained by teammates from going after Ogide. The technical foul and ejection was announced after officials reviewed video of the play.
  • San Diego State forward Billy White continues to be hobbled by a left ankle sprain and, at one point, he sat on the end of the court after aggravating it and checking out of the game. The Aztecs would like to get White healthy, but at a tournament like this one, there's not much time for rest.
  • The Rams are in the game because they're shooting 55.6 percent from the field. Defensively, they're frustrating the Aztecs with some hard fouls. San Diego State had 15 free-throw attempts against three for CSU.
  • Chase Tapley leads all scorers with 15 points for San Diego State, coming off the bench to go 6 of 7 from the field. Adam Nigon has 10 for CSU.