LAS VEGAS -- Some halftime observations.
Colorado State forward Andy Ogide was ejected and assessed a flagrant intentional technical foul after collecting a rebound and using a forearm to shove off San Diego State's Brian Carlwell. Carlwell was knocked down on the play and had to be restrained by teammates from going after Ogide. The technical foul and ejection was announced after officials reviewed video of the play.
San Diego State forward Billy White continues to be hobbled by a left ankle sprain and, at one point, he sat on the end of the court after aggravating it and checking out of the game. The Aztecs would like to get White healthy, but at a tournament like this one, there's not much time for rest.
The Rams are in the game because they're shooting 55.6 percent from the field. Defensively, they're frustrating the Aztecs with some hard fouls. San Diego State had 15 free-throw attempts against three for CSU.