2005-06 UCCS Men's Basketball Releases

November 13, 2005Men's basketball previewNever have meaningless exhibition games been more meaningful to a basketball program. At least that's what the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is hoping.
November 15, 2005Men's basketball drops openerThe Mountain Lions got a taste of the future Tuesday night, but ended up with a result of the past.
November 19, 2005Mountain Lions strafed by Air ForceThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had a learning experience Saturday at the Air Force Academy. The Mountain Lions learned from the Falcons that there is a difference between Division I and Division II basketball. UCCS also learned how effective precise execution and all-out hustle can be.
November 30, 2005Grand Canyon completes season sweepThe Mountain Lions started out playing a basketball game Wednesday night but ended up letting themselves get into a track meet.
December 5, 2005Wyoming drops UCCS to 0-4Don Quixote has nothing on the Mountain Lions.
December 8, 2005UCCS men win conference openerIt took University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Lance Hammond exactly one Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game to match his win total from last year.
December 10, 2005Career highs not enough to stop TigersDespite career highs from both Patrick Hannaway and Bryan Snyder the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was beaten 86-59 by the Fort Hays State Tigers Saturday night at the Lions' Den.
December 12, 2005Hannaway named player of the weekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Patrick Hannaway was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
December 16, 2005Halftime deficit too much to overcome in loss to RegisDENVER- Patrick Hannaway had 26 points and 11 rebounds but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to overcome a halftime deficit in an 84-78 loss to the Regis Rangers Friday night at Regis Fieldhouse.
December 17, 2005UCCS can't stay with fully-funded Metro StateDENVER- The Metro State Roadrunners outshot the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 58.5 percent to 34.6 percent as the mountain Lions were defeated 82-50 Saturday night at the Nest.
December 28, 2005Good performance not enough against Division I CSUWell, that's enough of that - at least for now.
December 30, 2005Hannaway outstanding but not perfectA sad irony of sports is that on the same night one is nearly perfect, the slightest imperfection can be incredibly costly.
January 5, 2006Second-half collapse cages Mountain LionsAmong history's most infamous collapses are the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome roof, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Pauly Shore's career. Add to that list the Mountain Lions' second-half performance on Thursday.
January 7, 2006Mines buries Mountain LionsKyle Pape scored 20 points and the Colorado Mines Orediggers defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 96-67 Saturday night at the Lions' Den.
January 9, 2006Lions fade in second half against Northern ColoradoGREELEY- Bly McGuire and Patrick Hannaway had 18 and 16 points respectively, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs suffered its eighth straight defeat, 90-66 to the Northern Colorado Bears Monday night at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavillion.
January 10, 2006Schakel name interim basketball coacIt's not every day that a team can add a hall-of-famer, but that's exactly what the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball program did.
January 10, 2006Hammond out as men's basketball coachUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletic director Stephen W. Kirkham announced Tuesday that Lance Hammond had been released as the Mountain Lions' head men's basketball coach, effective immediately.
January 11, 2006Mountain Lions get Kirkham win No. 300Stephen Kirkham's 300th collegiate basketball victory came in a game he never wanted to coach in the first place.
January 14, 2006Slow start sinks UCCSPatrick Hannaway had 22 points but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to overcome a slow start in a 94-76 loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday at Kearney, Neb.
January 20, 2006Four days not enough as UCCS falls to Western StateApparently, four days just wasn't quite enough.
January 21, 2006Mountain Lions look in mirror during loss to Mesa StateThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team got an up close and personal look Saturday night at what the Mountain Lions are trying to become.
January 24, 2006UCCS drops fourth straightMountain Lions- fans have yet to see any victories since interim coach Doug Schakel took over the team just over a week ago. Schakel, however, has.
January 27, 2006Fabulous four minutes provides glimpse in lossPUEBLO- For four minutes Friday night, the light bulb went on for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team. The offense moved, the defense stopped and the planets aligned as the Mountain Lions, for a while, firmly grasped the concepts that won coach Doug Schakel over 500 games and a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.
January 31, 2006Search for new coach beginsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Tuesday that it had begun its search for a new men's basketball coach.
February 3, 2006UCCS suffers pointless lossDURANGO- It all seemed so, well, pointless.
February 4, 2006Schakel looks to end culture of losingALAMOSA- There's a culture to losing that, once acquired, is as difficult as an infectious disease to get rid of. That's exactly what Doug Schakel was brought to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to do.The Mountain Lions were defeated again Saturday night 80-58 by the Adams State grizzlies at Plachy Hall. How that loss came about is indicative of Schakel's dilemma.
February 7, 2006UCCS gets first win under SchakelLAS VEGAS, N.M.- As the final seconds of Tuesday's game ticked off, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Doug Schakel threw his arms wide, looked skyward and let out a triumphant yell. The Mountain Lions players flashed huge smiles that betrayed both their elation and their uncertainty; almost as if even with no time remaining, some nefarious force might come along and snatch the feeling away from them.
February 11, 2006UCCS wins second straight under SchakelCOLORADO SPRINGS- For years, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball program has had to measure success in terms of improvement rather than victories.
February 13, 2006McGuire named player of the weekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs center Bly McGuire was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
February 16, 2006UCCS fades in second half, loses to Adams StateCOLORADO SPRINGS- Roman Moniak scored 20 points to lead the Adams State Grizzlies to a come-from-behind 68-59 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Thursday night at the Lions' Den.
February 18, 2006UCCS stuns Fort Lewis in double overtimeCOLORADO SPRINGS-P.J. Forrest hit a leaning buzzer-beater to put Saturday's game into overtime and Bly McGuire duplicated the feat to send it into double overtime, but in the end it was two free throws by Todd Crist that lifted the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to an 82-81 victory over the Fort Lewis Skyhawks at the Lions' Den.
February 23, 2006Hannaway sets scoring record in lossPatrick Hannaway set a new University of Colorado at Colorado Springs record for points in a season but that wasn't enough to prevent to Mesa State Mavericks from defeating the Mountain Lions 68-56 Thursday night at Grand Junction.
February 24, 2006Season ends with loss at Western StatePatrick Hannaway scored 26 points as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs concluded its eventful, and often turbulent, 2005-06 season with a 66-56 loss to the Western State Mountaineers Friday night at Gunnison.
March 2, 2006Hannaway named first-team All-West DivisionUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Patrick Hannaway was named first-team All-West Division by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the RMAC announced Thursday. UCCS senior forward Dan Deveau was named All-RMAC honorable mention.
March 21, 2006Caton named men's basketball coachThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletic department announced Tuesday that Russ Caton had been named the school's new men's basketball coach.
March 27, 2006Men's basketball announces tryoutsUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced Monday that he would be holding tryouts on April 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Lions' Den.
April 6, 2006Campus community gets chance to meet CatonThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Department hosted a reception to allow members of the campus community to meet new men's basketball coach Russ Caton on Thursday.
April 10, 2006Kappel hired as assistant coachThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball program took another step forward Monday with the hiring of Bill Kappel as assistant coach.
April 17, 2006Tryout a success for players, coachesThirty-nine hopefuls attended the UCCS men's basketball tryout on Friday.
June 8, 2006Men's basketball recruiting class announcedWhen Russ Caton took over as the new coach of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team, the first order of business was to evaluate the team he had inherited. The second was to augment that core.
September 27, 2006Hannaway named preseason All-RMACPatrick Hannaway of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team was selected to the preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first team, the conference announced Wednesday.
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