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Colorado State routs Virginia Tech 88-52
By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press Monday, Dec 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP)—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.

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 Virginia Tech
Erick Green Erick Green
10-21,  26 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Colorado St.
Pierce Hornung Pierce Hornung
6-7,  18 Pts
10 Rebs, 4 Assists

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