RMAC Men's Basketball Release #4
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Click here the view the fourth Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball release of the 2010-11 season. Included in Monday’s release are league standings, a list of last week’s results, a schedule of upcoming games, a look at the national polls as well as preseason conference awards and rankings.
The Adams State College Grizzlies, off to their first 3-0 start in a quarter century, were off last week but will return to action this weekend facing Colorado State-Pueblo (1-1) and UC-Colorado Springs (2-2) on the road in what will be their first two games of a 22-game RMAC marathon schedule. The Friday and Saturday night games both are scheduled to tip at 8 p.m. following the women's clashes between the same institutions.
The Grizzlies have won seven straight games dating back to last season, the longest active multiple-year streak in the conference, and lead the RMAC in five statistical categories. Grizzly junior Marqus Richards (Los Angeles, Calif.) also paces the RMAC in steals (3.0/game) while ranking third in the RMAC with his 18.3 point per game average.
Colorado State-Pueblo was also off last week after splitting non-conference home games during the Al Kaly Classic on Nov. 19-20. The Grizzlies are 4-6 against the ThunderWolves since 1991 ASC alum Patrick Eberhart, ASC's career 3-point record holder, took over the CSU-Pueblo program. The ThunderWolves have won each of the last four meetings between the teams and hold a 51-16 lead in the all-time series including a 30-3 edge in games in Pueblo.
UC-Colorado Springs, coached by 1997 ASC graduate Russ Caton, claimed a 93-90 win over NAIA Bethany (Kan.) on Saturday to improve to 2-2. The Grizzlies are 3-2 since Caton took over the Mountain Lion program for the 2006-07 season, but have dropped two straight to them after the Grizzlies had won 11 straight in the series, helping them to what is a 22-11 lead in the current all-time series.
All of the Grizzlies' games can be heard live on KSPK-FM (104.1 in Alamosa) or via the internet at www.kspk.com. Most of them can also be seen online via AmericaOne (formerly B2 Networks). Find more information about ordering single-game and season viewing passes from AmericaOne here.
Live statistics of both of this weekend's games will also be available. Click here to access those during the CSU-Pueblo game. Click here to access to view them during the UC-Colorado Springs game.