Colorado State Rams Roll Past Tigers as Hornung Returns to Lineup

Nick DavisContributor IIIDecember 20, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 19:  Greg Smith (L) #44 and Pierce Hornung #4 of the Colorado State Rams celebrate late in the team's 78-63 victory over the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center January 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Colorado State Rams (6-4) were awaiting the return of their starting PF and leading rebounder Pierce Hornung, after the 6' 5" Junior missed six games because of a concussion.

Hornung chipped in with seven points, 11 rebounds (five of those being on the offensive end), three assists, and three steals in 21 minutes of action.

Junior guard Wes Eikmeier led all scorers with 25 points for the Rams, who played in their first game since being beaten by 23 at the hands of Duke. The Rams looked good against one of the best teams in the nation while missing Pierce Hornung. 

The Tigers (1-8) were led by Dexter Ellington, who scored 17 points in 29 minutes of play. The Tigers will be on the road for three more games before heading back to Houston, TX to start conference play.

The Rams will head to Greeley, Colorado on December 22 to face the Northern Colorado Bears. The Rams won last season's meeting by 14.   

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