Career highs can't prevent loss No. 14
Jim 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.
It was the second-closest game the Mountain Lions played this season, and it followed a familiar scenario.
CU-Colorado Springs, which also fell to 0-8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, opened the game with consecutive 3-pointers by Matt Cordova and Trey White and held a lead for the first six minutes of the game. The Mountain Lions kept the game close, trailing by only three with 7:14 left in the half, when Mesa State (9-5, 4-4 RMAC) reeled off eight straight points. After White knocked down a jumper, the Mavericks scored another nine straight points.
By the time the half ended, CU-Colorado Springs was down 51-32.
The Mountain Lions outscored Mesa State 49-45 in the second half but were never able to reduce the deficit to single figures.
Center Andy Classick led Mesa State with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Marcus Brubaker added 12 points as seven Mavericks scored seven points or more.
Torrey Phillips had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for CU-Colorado Springs.
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