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'Senior Night' set for men's basketball

March 7, 2013

Five seniors, who have helped change the face of CSU basketball, will be honored at 'Senior Night' Saturday at Moby Arena as the Rams host Nevada in their regular-season finale.

Pierece Hornung, CSU's all-time leader in steals, is one of five seniors on the highly successful CSU men's basketball team.The fabulous fivesome – Dorian Green, Wes Eikmeier, Greg Smith, Colton Iverson and Pierce Hornung – make up the starting lineup for the Rams. Together they have taken the program to unprecedented heights – and there’s still a lot of basketball to be played.

Their accomplishments include:

  • Selling out Moby for three consecutive home games – a first in the 47-year history of the arena.
  • Earning a spot in the Top 25 for the first time since the 1954 season.
  • Tying the school record for victories (22) – with the Mountain West Tournament and likely NCAA Tournament berth still ahead.

Five for the books

Along the way, these seniors have accumulated some impressive individual feats.

Green, the point guard, has started every game in his career and will leave CSU as the all-time leader in games played. He’ll also rank in the top 10 at CSU in points, assists, 3-pointers and free throws.

Eikmeier, an all-Mountain West pick as a junior, has had a huge impact in his three seasons since transferring from Iowa State. He ranks second in all-time free throw percentage, and in the top 10 in 3-pointers.

Smith, a forward, will finish his career as a member of the 1,000-point, 500-rebound club. He and Eikmeier form half of CSU’s four-man Nebraska connection that has fueled the resurgence of the program.

Center Colton Iverson, a transfer from Minnesota in his first and only season with the Rams, has had a huge impact on the team with his inside presence. He leads the Mountain West in rebounding and is the team’s leading scorer. The Denver Post recently named him the region’s player of the year.

Hornung, a fan favorite for his hard-nosed play, will finish his career as CSU’s all-time leader in steals and in the top three in rebounding. He, Green and Smith are the only players in school history to make four consecutive postseason appearances.

It's a 'Green Out'

In addition to celebrating the seniors, fans are encouraged to wear green for the annual “Green Out” game.

Tickets for Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. game are going quickly, and a sellout is anticipated. Tickets are available at the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office, online or by calling (970) 491-7267.