Good second half not enough for CU-Colorado Springs
The 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.
Jack Bain had another strong night, scoring 13 points to go along with his game-high 17 rebounds. Casey Cutting also had 13 for CU-Colorado Springs
The Mountain Lions shot a miserable 23.3 percent and committed 11 turnovers in the opening half. Highlands led 34-20 at the break.
The Mountain Lions opened the second half with a furious run to make it a game.
After Highlands canned a 3-pointer to open the half, the Mountain Lions scored on their next nine possessions to storm back and tie the game at 41-41 with 11:59 to go.
CU-Colorado Springs cooled down, though, and Highlands spent the next four minutes going on a 14-5 run to take a commanding 55-46 lead.
CU-Colorado Springs got the lead to as low as 56-52 on a Jimmie Pack lay-up with 3:22 left, but that's as close as the Mountain Lions would get.
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