Las Vegas Holiday Classic - Colorado State vs Portland Final: 70-53 - Recap
Pierce Hornung scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Colorado State over Portland, 70-53, on Saturday at Orleans Arena.
Colorado State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10.5-point spread as favorites.
Colorado State got 14 points from Wes Eikmeier and another 10 points from Daniel Bejarano. Wes Eikmeier contributed 3 assists, while Pierce Hornung cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Portland got a 15-point performance from Ryan Nicholas, who was supported by 11 points from Riley Barker. Oskars Reinfelds had 3 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while Riley Barker grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Colorado State were victorious, as the score was 33-20 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Colorado State as they grabbed 35 boards, while Portland only had 29.