COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State senior forward Pierce Hornung earned his second Mountain West Player of the Week nod on Monday after leading the Rams to a pair of home victories over Boise State and rival Wyoming.
Hornung recorded back-to-back double-doubles while helping the Rams extend their program-record home win streak to 26 games with the victories over the Broncos and Cowboys.
In Wednesday's 77-57 win against the Broncos, the Arvada, Colo., native was 8-of-11 (.727) from the field, including a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range, while registering game-highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds. He collected five offensive rebounds in the contest and added three assists and one steal.
Hornung followed that performance with a 12-point, 11-rebound effort in the Rams' 65-46 victory over Wyoming on Saturday. He counted six offensive boards among his rebound tally while also notching one assist and matching a career high with two blocks in the game.
For the week, Hornung averaged 17.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the field, including 75 percent (3-of-4) from beyond the arc, and registered 11 offensive rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal.
With the victories, Colorado State improved to 18-4 overall, and extended the nation's third-longest home win streak to 26 games. At 5-2 in Mountain West play, the Rams sit tied for second in the league standings, one game behind first-place New Mexico.