RMAC Shootout Preview: #3 CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. #6 Colorado Christian Cougars

It’s the last day of February which means its “March Madness” time. Tonight we tip-off the college basketball playoffs with the RMAC Shootout Quarterfinals from Massari Arena. The #3 Thuderwolves host the #6 Cougars in Men’s action. Here’s how each team stacks up headed into the matchup:


#6 Colorado Christian COugars

  • (14-14) Overall, (11-11) in RMAC
    • (7-8) on the road this season
    • 7th in RMAC Men’s Standings (Earned #6 seed due to Westminster’s ineligibility in postseason)
  • Being outscored by opponents 2,318-2,293
  • (2-3) in Last 5 Games
    • Lost to Colorado Mines 89-76
    • Defeated Adams State 74-73
    • Lost to CSU-Pueblo 87-79
    • Defeated Metro State 88-77
    • Lost to UCCS 79-68
  • Offense is averaging 81.9 points/game, Defense allows 82.8 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Brett Brady (18.9 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Brett Brady (Senior)
    • Ty McGee (Junior)

#3 Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves

  • (19-8) Overall, (17-5) in RMAC
    • (10-2) at home this season
    • 3rd in RMAC Men’s Standings
  • Outscoring opponents 2,305-2,082
  • (4-1) in Last 5 Games
    • Defeated New Mexico Highlands 97-81
    • Defeated Westminster 85-69
    • Defeated Colorado Christian 87-79
    • Defeated Western State 89-75
    • Lost to Colorado Mesa 96-85
  • Offense is averaging 85.4 points/game, Defense allows 77.1 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Mark Williams (14.3 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Rico Spikes (Senior)
    • Nelson Kahler (Senior)

These teams met twice this season with CSU winning the January 17th matchup 98-94, then the Thunderwolves took game 2 two weeks ago by a score of 87-79. You never know what will happen in NCAA Basketball, but tonight the Thunderwolves prevail and will move to the semifinals where they will meet either Fort Lewis or UCCS.

–Triple R