Bain's big night can't overcome cold second half

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 17, 2004

Jack 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.

A 3-pointer by Jimmie Pack cut the Fort Hays State lead to just 31-29 at the half. The teams had nearly identical stats in the first period, with the Tigers holding a narrow edge in field goal percentage (43.5 to 42.1), and both teams going 9-for-13 from the foul line.

Fort Hays State (9-5, 4-3 RMAC) scored the first five points of the second half thanks in large part to five offensive rebounds in the first 1:22. After Bain hit a jumper, the Tigers reeled off another seven straight points to increase their lead to 43-31. The Mountain Lions (2-11, 1-6) never got closer than seven afterwards.

Fort Hays State outshot CU-Colorado Springs 51.7 percent to 31.6 percent in the second half.

Trey White scored 11 points for CU-Colorado Springs, while Casey Gutting added 10.

Dominique Townes led the Tigers with 22 points. Terrell Young added 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds, while LaJuan Christon scored 12 points and Danilo Olivino had 11.

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