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CancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CSU’s Stanton Kidd blocks a shot by San Diego State’s JJ O’Brien during the Rams’ semifinal loss to San Diego State late Friday night at the Mountain West tournament in Las Vegas. CSU received an at-large bid Sunday to play in the NCAA tournament for the third time in fouru years.(Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports)CSU’s bubble burst Sunday.The winningest men’s basketball team in school history was left out of the NCAA tournament Sunday, when the 68-team field was announced.National analysts had the Rams (27-6) in their projected NCAA brackets for the past three months, and coach Larry Eustachy said late Friday night that he was confident his team would make the field as one of the 36 at-large teams.
Colorado State basketball coach Larry Eustachy didn’t take questions from the media Sunday, but did make a brief statement.
Matt L. StephensSo confident, in fact, that he chose to rest injured star J.J. Avila in the semifinals of the Mountain West tournament Friday night to make sure the 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward would be available for NCAA tournament games.Colorado State University ended won its final five games of the regular season to match the 2012-13 team’s school record of 26 wins in a season, then won a quarterfinal game over Fresno State in the MW tournament in Las Vegas before losing in the semifinals to San Diego State.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe Rams were No. 29 in the NCAA’s Ratings Percentage Index, making them only the four team ever with a top-30 RPI to be left out of the NCAA field. Missouri State was passed over with … – Click Here To Visit Article Source