LAS VEGAS (AP) Pierce Hornung had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead six players in double figures for No. 4 seed Colorado State, which routed No. 5 seed TCU 81-60 in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference tournament on Thursday.
The Rams (20-10), who kept alive their bid for their first NCAA tournament berth since 2003, will face top-seeded and No. 18 San Diego State in the semifinals Friday night. SDSU beat Boise State 65-62.
CSU jumped to a 9-0 lead and had the margin up to double digits before the midway point of the first half.
Hank Thorns, who is from Las Vegas, scored 19 for TCU (17-14) and J.R. Cadot had 10.
- San Diego State
- Colorado State
- Boise State