Caton notches first win
Greeley- The Russ Caton Era began with a bear market.
A Northern Colorado Bear, that is.
Behind 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists by Patrick Hannaway the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defeated Division I Northern Colorado 96-91 Friday night at Butler-Hancock Arena.
The Mountain Lions highlighted Caton's first game as their coach by shooting 64.2 percent from the field including 10-for-15 from 3-point range.
It was UCCS' first win in a season opener since the 2001-02 season.
Nic Fuller added 18 points for the Mountain Lions, including making four of his five 3-point attempts. Bryan Snyder added 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting and Joe Scott had 12.
"It was so much fun just playing up here", said Fuller. "We've been working on defense all week and that's what coach stressed and it worked."
UCCS opened the game with a 6-0 lead and led the rest of the way.
Sean Taibi led Northern Colorado (0-3) with 19 points.
The Bears whittled a UCCS lead, which had been 14 at one point, to just three with 15.9 seconds left in the game. Hannaway drew a foul and his two free throws provided the final margin.
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