2004-05 UCCS Men's Basketball Releases

November 7, 2004Men's basketball season previewIf the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team were a part of the Chinese lunar calendar, 2004-05 would be the year of the question mark.
November 9, 2004Men's basketball opens with exhibitionKANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Division I Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos defeated the Division II University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 91-53 in an exhibition game Tuesday night at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. That was expected.
November 20, 2004Mountain Lions drop season openerRENO, Nev. - David slew Goliath with a stone, the story says. The problem with collegiate basketball though, is that there are no stones in a modern arena - though there are often a few stoners in the Bob Uecker seats. That lack of missiles puts David at a distinct disadvantage.
November 21, 2004Lions give Southern Mississippi all it can handleRENO, Nev. - The Mountain Lions' men's basketball rebuilding rebuilding project just moved ahead of schedule.
November 26, 2004Metro uses 22-0 run to tame Mountain LionsDENVER - For the game's first ten minutes the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs traded blows with one of the best teams in the country. Then Metro State exploded with a 22-0 run to blow the game wide open before cruising to a 106-74 win Friday night at Regis Fieldhouse
November 28, 2004Lions take big step backwardsMost developmental projects progress in a maddening two-steps-forward, one-step-back pattern. Saturday night at the Auraria Events Center, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a step backwards in the form of a 73-45 loss to the Regis Rangers.
December 3, 2004Mountain Lions can't get a 'break'There are certain things you can count on when you take a men's basketball team into Colorado College's Reid Gymnasium. One is that Tigers forward Michael Reich is going to hurt you. Another is that head coach Mike McCubbin is going to put a smart and disciplined team on the floor.
December 9, 2004Lions lose RMAC openerHAYS, Kan. - You just don't win many games by shooting 30 percent.
December 11, 2004Mountain Lions drop foul-festCHADRON, Neb. - There was a foul plot afoot at Armstrong Gym Saturday night.
December 18, 2004Metro State keeps UCCS winlessThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' season-opening magical misery tour made its first stop on the Mountain Lions' home court Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, the opponent was No. 4-ranked Metro State.
December 20, 2004Regis puts UCCS away earlyFor the last 23 minutes of Monday night's game, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs played the Regis Rangers to a virtual standstill. Unfortunately, those first 17 minutes were ugly.
December 29, 2004Mountain Lions fall to 0-10Four University of Colorado at Colorado Springs players posted career highs in scoring, but the depleted Mountain Lions fell to 0-10 on the season with a 96-78 loss to the Colorado Christian Cougars in a nonconference matchup of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals Wednesday night at the Lions' Den.
January 8, 2005Lions get fed to ChristianLAKEWOOD, Colo.- For the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team, the 2004-05 season has been a series of unfortunate events - without Jim Carrey to rescue the poor script. Kind of like being forced to listen to the greatest hits of Zamphir and his magical pan flute.
January 8, 2005Lions buried at MinesGOLDEN, Colo. - When you put one of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's best shooting teams in the same gym with one of its weakest perimeter defensive teams, the results can be explosive.
January 14, 2005No more east sounds good to Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs played its final game against a team from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Eastern Division Friday night, a 102-69 loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers at the Lions' Den.
January 21, 2005Career highs can't prevent loss No. 14Jim Pecic had a career-high 28 points and Dan Deveau pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs fell to 0-14 with a 96-81 loss to the Mesa State Mavericks Friday night at Grand Junction.
January 22, 2005Hammond protests loss No. 14Dan Deveau had 27 points and 13 rebounds, both career highs, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs remained winless with a 79-75 loss to Western State Saturday night at Gunnison, Colo.
January 25, 2005Mountain Lions can't hold leadFreshman Matt Cordova scored a career-high 18 points as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs built its largest lead of the season but was unable to sustain it in an 80-73 loss to the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys Tuesday night at Las Vegas, N.M.
January 29, 2005Pueblo trio sinks Mountain LionsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team came into Saturday night's game against the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves with a clear defensive objective - don't let Matt Brooks, Brian Vecchio or Mario Chavez beat them.
January 31, 2005UCCS to televise basketball gamesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' men's basketball game against the Colorado College Tigers Tuesday night will be televised on Adelphia channel 20, the University announced Monday. The university also announced plans to televise the Mountain Lions' men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Western State on Feb. 25.
February 1, 2005Lions lose heartbreakerIn the end, even a clutch shot, multiple career highs and a 36-minute lead were not enough to earn the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team it first win of the season.
February 3, 2005Hull, rebounding lift Adams StateCOLORADO SPRINGS- David Hull scored 27 points as the Adams State Grizzlies defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 89-69 Thursday night at the Lions' Den.
February 5, 2005Down to eight players, UCCS falls to Fort LewisThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball bench has become one of the most crowded places on campus.
February 8, 2005Highlands big man too much for LionsMatt Howell scored 27 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys won their sixth straight game, 107-77 over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions Tuesday afternoon at the Lions' Den.
February 10, 2005Without Pecic, Lions drop No. 22No member of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team will ever forget the 2004-05 season.
February 14, 2005Division I Bears hand men 24th straight lossSean Taibi led six Northern Colorado players in double figures as the NCAA Division I Bears handed the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs its 24th consecutive loss, a 110-67 pounding Monday night at the Butler-Hancock Pavilion in Greeley.
February 18, 2005Fort Lewis beats CU-Colorado SpringsThe Fort Lewis Skyhawks beat the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 90-70 Friday night in Whalen Gymnasium.
February 20, 2005Adams beats Mountain LionsDavid Mitchell scored a career-high 38 points to lead the Adams State College Grizzlies to a 93-68 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rout University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
February 25, 2005Mountain Lions end school-record losing streakTorrey Phillips hit a 3-pointer with 18.4 seconds remaining to help the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team snap its school-record 26-game losing streak with a 69-68 victory over the Western State Mountaineers Friday night.
February 27, 2005UCCS men end season with loss to Mesa StateOK, so the win streak is over.
March 2, 2005Pecic named player of the weekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Jim Pecic was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division player of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.
March 4, 2005Pecic, White honored by RMACJim Pecic and Trey White were named All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division honorable mention, the conference announced Friday.
April 27, 2005Men's basketball recruiting class announcedThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that men's basketball coach Lance Hammond had received commitments from five local players to be the foundation of his first recruiting class.
November 5, 2005UCCS tops CC in exhibitionSure, it was only an exhibition game, but Mountain Lions basketball fans may want to allow themselves to start getting just a little excited
November 12, 2005UCCS impressive, but drops final exhibitionPatrick Hannaway took the inbounds pass with four seconds remaining. He went left to avoid one Denver defender, then sprinted right, across the midcourt stripe, to elude another pursuing guard. He deked 6-foot-11 center Yemi Nicholson then set himself to fire the tying 3-pointer against the Division I Pioneers.
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