Thursday's contest at McLeod Center has the Northern Iowa Panthers (22-9) matching up with the Colorado State Rams (20-11) at 7:00 PM ET (on March 16). Our computer prediction projects a one-sided 74-64 victory as our model heavily favors Northern Iowa.

The Rams head into this game following a 65-56 loss to Wyoming on Tuesday.

Colorado State vs. Northern Iowa Game Info

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Colorado State vs. Northern Iowa Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Northern Iowa 74, Colorado State 64

Colorado State Schedule Analysis

  • The Rams picked up their best win of the season on January 16 by securing a 71-58 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs, the No. 86-ranked team in our computer rankings.
  • Against Quadrant 2 opponents, Colorado State is 0-6 (.000%) -- tied for the 20th-most defeats.
  • Against Quadrant 3 opponents (according to the RPI), the Panthers are 9-1 (.900%) -- tied for the 13th-most wins.

Colorado State 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 71-58 at home over San Diego State (No. 86) on January 16
  • 66-63 at home over Wyoming (No. 91) on February 4
  • 82-62 at home over BYU (No. 99) on November 8
  • 76-65 at home over New Mexico (No. 100) on January 7
  • 82-58 at home over Montana (No. 157) on November 11

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Colorado State Performance Insights

  • The Rams are outscoring opponents by 8.8 points per game, with a +273 scoring differential overall. They put up 72.2 points per game (57th in college basketball) and allow 63.4 per contest (156th in college basketball).
  • Colorado State scores fewer points in conference play (69.4 per game) than overall (72.2).
  • At home the Rams are putting up 75.2 points per game, 5.4 more than they are averaging on the road (69.8).
  • Colorado State concedes 61 points per game at home, and 67.9 away.
  • While the Rams are posting 72.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their previous 10 games, producing 62.9 points per contest.