Colorado State (9-0) vs. Mississippi State (6-2)
Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado State looks for its 10th straight win of the season as it goes up against Mississippi State. Colorado State is looking to extend its current nine-game winning streak. Mississippi State lost 81-76 to Minnesota on Sunday.
STEPPING UP: Mississippi State’s Iverson Molinar has averaged 17.3 points and 4.9 assists while Garrison Brooks has put up 11 points and 7.4 rebounds. For the Rams, David Roddy has averaged 20.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Isaiah Stevens has put up 14.8 points, seven assists and two steals.
CREATING OFFENSE: Stevens has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Colorado State field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 28 field goals and 41 assists in those games.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Rams have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Bulldogs. Mississippi State has 42 assists on 82 field goals (51.2 percent) over its past three outings while Colorado State has assists on 54 of 91 field goals (59.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Colorado State offense has recorded a turnover on only 13.9 percent of its possessions, which is the 10th-best rate in the nation. The Mississippi State defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.5 percent of all possessions (ranked 282nd among Division I teams).
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