The Rams record-setting season continued in the 2013 NCAA Championships as No. 8-seeded Rams defeated the Missouri Tigers 84-72 in the second round before falling to Louisville 82-56 in the third round.
A 6-2 forward from Longmont, Colo., Meghan Heimstra has totaled 848 points, 161 steals, 132 blocks and 651 rebounds throughout her career. Senior Meghan Heimstra earned the 100th block of her career late in the first half at Bowling Green on Dec. 1. She becomes just the fourth player in CSU history to accomplish such a feat, joining Rams' greats Teresa James, Shannon Strecker and Melissa Dennett in the century club.
Meghan is a Food Science and Human Nutrition major in the CSU College of Health and Human Sciences.
If you had to pick one player to serve as the face of the CSU basketball program, Dorian Green would be your guy. Ever since he arrived from Lawrence, Kan., Green has been in the starting lineup a remarkable 124 consecutive games. He will graduate as one of the very best and most popular players in school history. In addition to setting a school record for games played, he will finish in CSU's all-time top 10 in points, assists, steals, free throws and 3-pointers. Mostly, though, Dorian will be remembered as the point guard that led the Rams back to basketball prominence.
Green is a Health and Exercise Science major in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Glue Guy. It's not a title most people would find flattering. But in the case of CSU's Pierce Hornung, you couldn't give him any higher praise. Pierce does whatever it takes to win. He will leave CSU as one of the greatest rebounders and defenders in school history. The Arvada, Colo., native is No. 2 in the country in offensive rebounds, and will finish his career No. 1 in steals and No. 3 in rebounds in 110 years of CSU basketball history. Mostly, though, what Pierce does is whatever it takes to help his team win, helping the Rams achieve one of the most successful four-year runs the program has ever seen. Glue Guy, indeed.
Hornung is a Finance and Real Estate major in the College of Business.
Tomorrow: Dorian Green
Lots of players transfer, looking for a second chance. Few of them make more of that opportunity than Rams guard Wes Eikmeier. Following a disappointing freshman season at Iowa State, Wes transferred to CSU to join fellow senior Greg Smith as part of the Rams' four-man Nebraska contingent that has played such a prominent role in the program's rise. After winning first-team all-Mountain West honors as a junior, Wes has moved into second place all-time at CSU in free-throw accuracy and into the top 10 in 3-pointers. He's a shooter's shooter -- and all he needed was a second chance.
Eikmeier is a Business Administration major at CSU's College of Business.
Greg Smith will leave Colorado State as one of the most successful players in the program's history. Greg will join Dorian Green and Pierce Hornung as the only players in 110 years of Ram basketball to make four consecutive postseason appearances. And he certainly deserves a large share of the credit for that trio's accomplishments: The Omaha, Neb., native will depart as a member of a select group of Rams with 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career. And he's saved his best last while averaging career bests in scoring and rebounding this season. Greg is a winner, plain and simple.
Smith is a Communications major in the College of Liberal Arts.
Colton Iverson, the 6-foot-10 center from Yankton, S.D., has made a huge impact since he transferred from Minnesota in 2011. In just one season with the Rams, Iverson's team's leading scorer with 13.9 points per game and tops the Mountain West in rebounding with 9.8 rebounds per game.
Iverson is a Liberal Arts majors in CSU's College of Liberal Arts.
Senior Dorian Green scored a game-high 26 points to lead Colorado State over Missouri in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Lexington. The Rams outrebounded the Tigers 42-19. With the win, the Rams advanced to face Louisville on Saturday.
In the 82-56 loss to No. 2 Louisville, the Rams were led by Greg Smith with 14 points.
Ram Rallies and Hometown Huddles are taking place across the nation.
The game will be televised nationally on CBS, and will tip at approximately 3:15 p.m. MT.
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