Colorado St. 88, Virginia Tech 52
Pierce Hornung had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading four
players in double figures, as Colorado State crushed Virginia Tech
88-52 in the Las Vegas Classic championship game Sunday night.
The Rams, after a methodical and balanced approach in a first
half that gave them a 33-27 lead at halftime, opened the second
half on a 12-2 run and went on to outscore the Hokies 55-25.
Dorian Green also scored 18 points for the Rams (10-2), while
Greg Smith had 17 and Colton Iverson added 15.
Playing in front of a sparse crowd at the Orleans Arena, the
Rams made a statement in winning the title in front of a nationally
televised audience. Facing arguably its toughest test of the
season, the Mountain West’s Colorado State showed no signs of
intimidation against the ACC’s Hokies (9-3), in the first-ever
meeting between the two programs.