Flat line:Mountain Lions' playoffs hopes dead on the table
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springsâ€TM playoffs hopes had been on life support since they lost at home to New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday. After the Mountain Lions blew an 11-point lead and eventually lost to Colorado State Pueblo on Thursday, you can go ahead and pull the plug.
The Thunderwolves closed the game on a 16-4 run as they beat the Mountain Lions 65-62 in Pueblo.
The Mountain Lions (8-13, 4-11 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) couldnâ€TMt have played any better over the game's first 35 minutes. A Janine Ota layup with 7:37 remaining put CU-Colorado Springs up 54-43, matching its biggest lead of the game. Shortly thereafter, the Thunderwolves started their comeback.
Emily Jenkins, Jennine Sauter and Lindsay Arnoldus each scored 14 points for CU-Colorado Springs. Jenkins also had a game-high 11 rebounds.
CU-Colorado Springs shot 41.5 percent from the floor and committed just nine turnovers. It was the first time all season that the Mountain Lions had shot that well and lost.
The win gives the Thunderwolves a sweep in the season series against the Mountain Lions after Colorado State-Pueblo beat CU-Colorado Springs 67-65 on Jan. 29 in Colorado Springs. Colorado State-Pueblo has now won seven straight overall all against the Mountain Lions with CU-Colorado Springs last win coming back in 2001.
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