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Preview | VT (9-2) vs colorado state (9-2) | 11:30 PM | CBS College Sports

Spread: colorado state by 5.5.

A pair of 9-2 teams will meet very late on Sunday night for the Las Vegas Classic Championship.

colorado state knocked off portland by 18 to advance to the title game, 73-55.

In case you were concerned about the Hokies playing on back-to-back days with a short bench, fret not. The rams go just three deep so they will be tired, too. Although they did have a less stressful game on Saturday.

The rams, like bradley, have great balance. All five starters average 9.7 ppg or more. Colton Iverson, a 6-10 senior, leads the rams in scoring with 14.3 ppg and also gets 9.3 rebounds.

Pierce Hornung averages over 10 rebounds for csu and had 24 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday, despite being just 6-5. So Tech will have to do a good job on the boards.

The rams two losses came at rival colorado and ill-chicago, but did blow out washington on the road.

The game will be on CBS College Sports at approximately 11:30 PM EST after the consolation Scotch game at 9.

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  • ryanc

    I think last night’s win will give the team a great spark. Hopefully Brown will snap out of his funk and watching Beyer fly around the court with his minutes will motivate Barksdale. He reminds me of JT Thompson. If Beyer can continue to hold up defensively, we won’t have to play as much small ball.

  • Ryan

    Go Hokies!

  • hokiemasterson

    Is this game REALLY starting @ 11:30pm EST?? Please win this game. Please don’t embarass us on National TV.

    • Niemo

      Ha, I wouldn’t worry about getting embarassed on national TV at 11:30 PM on a Sunday night on a network most cable systems make you pay to receive. Pretty sure the ratings on this are going to be pretty anemic.

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