Colorado State Head Coach Larry Eustachy earned his 500th career victory in emphatic fashion as the Colorado State Rams beat the Air Force Falcons 85-58 Saturday afternoon in Moby Arena. The win improves the Rams to 11-6 on the year and 3-1 in Mountain West play, while the Falcons fell to 8-8 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
“It’s special with the adversity we are facing right now”, said Eustachy. “We played the seven guys we’re going to have. We had a plan. We had to beat San Jose State and wanted to win this 500th game here, and give the ball to Emmanuel (Omogbo). Because in one phone call, Emmanuel’s innocence was taken away. He went from the baby to the man of the family and that’s really the story here. From that time to this time, the way that man has grown is incredible. This is more about Emmanuel than about myself.”
The win was Eustachy’s 98th in four-plus seasons at CSU. He becomes the 61st coach in NCAA history with 500 wins.