2003-04 UCCS Men's Basketball Releases

June 28, 2003Former Mountain Lion gets Nuggets tryoutFormer University of Colorado at Colorado Springs star Kevin Fletcher was one of four players selected from a group of over 200 players to participate in the Denver Nuggets Rookie/Free Agent Camp, July 7-12 at the Pepsi Center.
July 10, 2003Kevin Fletcher Survives First Round of CutsFormer CU-Colorado Springs standout Kevin Fletcher made the first round of cuts at the Denver Nuggets summer league camp on Tuesday. The Nuggets cut the roster from 34 players down to 23.
October 25, 2003Bain, transfers shine in scrimmageJack Bain scored 26 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs played its first formal intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday.
November 16, 2003Fletcher provides new direction for 2003-04 seasonWhen a team posts only one winning record in 14 seasons, something needs to change. That's exactly what University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletic director Randy Cubero had in mind when he appointed Marty Fletcher as the Mountain Lions' head men's basketball coach for the 2003-04 season.
November 21, 2003Mountains lose openerDespite a workmanlike effort from senior power forward Jack Bain, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions lost their season opener, 73-55 to the Pittsburg State Gorillas Friday at Pittsburg, Kan., in the opening round of the PSU Pepsi-Edge3D Classic.
November 22, 2003Missouri Southern mauls Mountain LionsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions stayed in their game against Missouri Southern Saturday - for about two minutes.After that, the stronger and more athletic Lions took control of the game and rolled to a 88-47 victory at the PSU Pepsi-Edge3D Classic at Pittsburg, Kan.
December 1, 2003Gutting glad to be a Mountain LionAfter going 4-15 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the 2002-03 season, Casey Gutting may have questioned his decision to transfer to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to play for the men’s basketball team.
December 4, 2003Metro State blasts Mountain LionsIt can only get better.The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team (0-3) lost its home opener to the Metro State Roadrunners (3-2). That, by itself is no big news, since Metro State has won two of the past four national championships and five straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference titles. What was astounding, though, was the 101-43 score.
December 9, 2003Late 3-pointer keeps Mountain Lions winlessFour minutes into the second half of their fourth game, the CU-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions got their first lead of the season. Their first win, however, will have to wait.David Ward hit a 3-pointer from five feet beyond the arc with 12 seconds remaining, then Michael Reich blocked a Trey White 3-point attempt with two seconds left as the Colorado College defeated CU-Colorado Springs 70-67 Tuesday night at the Lions' Den. The loss dropped the Mountain Lions to 0-4.
December 12, 2003Mountain Lions get peek at future in lossThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions looked across the floor at the Lions' Den Friday night and saw what they might be when they grow up.The Colorado Christian Cougars not only beat the Mountain Lions 96-60 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener for both teams, they gave them a glimpse of their future. A future that is perhaps not so distant as Friday's score might indicate.
December 13, 2003Mountain Lions lose heartbreakerStephen Bahl made a 3-pointer with 1:15 remaining to lift the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers to a 56-55 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions Saturday night at the Lions' Den.
December 29, 2003Lions' peeks lead to valleySometimes, looks really can kill.The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions took a few peeks too many Monday night, falling to 0-7 with an 88-68 defeat to the Colorado Christian Cougars (9-1) at Lakewood.
January 1, 2004Metro State keeps lions winlessIf adversity does build character, then the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team has all the character it will ever need.After Thursday's 98-66 loss to the Metro State Roadrunners at the Auraria Events Center in Denver, the Mountain Lions dropped to 0-8 on the season. But that only tells a small part of the story
January 4, 2004Mountain Lions get first victory of season.Suffering through over a month of moral victories finally paid off for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team.Stephon Hicks made four consecutive free throws and Trey White stole the ball to prevent the potentially tying 3-pointer as the Mountain Lions won their first game of the season, 76-73 over the Chadron State Eagles in double overtime.
January 6, 2004Second straight win particularly sweet for GuttingThis one's for you, Casey Gutting.The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions defeated the Northern Colorado Bears 68-64 Tuesday night at Butler-Hancock Hall in Greeley, Colo. While the Mountain Lions' second straight win after opening the season with eight consecutive losses, feels good - really good - for everybody involved with the team, it was particularly sweet for Gutting.
January 10, 2004Mountain Lions trampled by a MooseAfter showing steady improvement over the first 10 games of the season, The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team took a big step backwards Saturday night in a 71-47 loss to the Regis Rangers at the Lions' Den.
January 16, 2004First half malaise leads to routFacing the No. 8 ranked team in the nation on its home floor is a bad way to build confidence.
January 17, 2004Bain's big night can't overcome cold second halfJack Bain had 27 points and 12 rebounds, both game-highs, but a cold-shooting second half kept the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions from scoring a major upset as they lost 75-58 to the Fort Hays State Tigers Saturday night at Hays, Kan.
January 20, 2004Mountain Lion men win third gameThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took the lead, lost the lead then won the game Tuesday night at Gunnison, Colo.
January 24, 2004Cold second half wastes Bain's effortJack Bain was a warrior, but cold shooting cost the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the second half as the Mountain Lions lost to the Mesa State Mavericks 75-59 Saturday night at the Lions' Den.
January 28, 2004Colorado College duo thwarts LionsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs faced Colorado College seniors Michael Reich and Matt Bahl for the final time Tuesday night.
January 30, 2004Second-half run lifts Skyhawks past Mountain LionsAlan Batiste scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as the Fort Lewis Skyhawks defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 86-62 Friday night at the Lions' Den.
January 31, 2004Sixteen far from sweet for Mountain LionsSweet 16? Bah!Brandon Brochinsky, Adam Bliven and David Hull each scored 16 points as the Adams State Grizzlies defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring s Mountain Lions 76-65 Saturday night at the Lions' Den.
February 6, 2004Good second half not enough for CU-Colorado SpringsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs couldn't over come cold first half shooting as they lost 66-58 to the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys Friday night in Las Vegas, N.M.
February 7, 2004Bain's performance goes for not in loss to Southern.Jack Bain had a game-high 21 points and a game-high 17 rebounds but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost 63-55 to the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Saturday night in Pueblo.
February 13, 2004Post problems persist in loss to Fort LewisThe lack of an inside presence that has repeatedly hurt the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team this season hurt them again Friday night in Durango, Colo.
February 14, 2004Men's basketball loses eighth straight gameBrandon Norris led six Adams State Grizzlies in double figures in a 95-68 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday night at Alamosa, Colo.
February 17, 2004Mountain Lions cooked by Johnson & WalesDespite an amazing 46-point, 20-rebound effort from Jack Bain, the Mountain Lions lost 85-82 to Johnson & Wales Tuesday night, an NAIA school known mostly for its culinary arts program.
February 18, 2004Bain's big night shatters recordsJack Bain had a record night in Tuesday's 85-82 loss to Johnson & Wales. Bain scored 46 points, easily surpassing Mark Kinnebrew's previous school record of 38 set on Dec. 29, 1999. But Bain didn't stop there. He also grabbed 20 rebounds, topping Mike Lallier's school record of 19 that had stood for over 10 years.
February 20, 2004Bain notches another record in close lossJack Bain grabbed 18 rebounds for the Mountain Lions, giving him 745 for his career and eclipsing Mike Jackson's CU-Colorado Springs record that had stood for over 10 years. But records don't guarantee wins, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost 63-60 to the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Friday night
February 21, 2004Win feels might fine for men's basketballFew teams ever deserved a win more than the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team. When it came, few teams could have enjoyed it more.
February 24, 2004Another Bain record leads to second stright winJack Bain, who has set record after record during this, his senior season, saved his best for last. And a capacity senior night crowd of 304 watched in amazement as Bain grabbed one more record.
February 27, 2004Seniors shine in lossSeniors Jack Bain, Casey Gutting and Jimmie Pack combined for 42 points in the final game of their collegiate careers, a 102-63 defeat at the hands of the Mesa State Mavericks.
March 9, 2004Bain grabs conference, regional honorsHaving already secured a number of school records, senior forward Jack Bain added conference and regional honors to his resume this week.
May 12, 2004Hammond named men's basketball coachThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that Lance Hammond was named interim men's basketball coach.
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