2007-08 UCCS Men's Basketball Releases

October 23, 20072007-08 Season PreviewAlthough he's entering just his second season at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, men's basketball coach Russ Caton knows more than his share about loss.
October 23, 2007Dignitaries to accompany teams to La JuntaUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, accompanied by other top administrators and more than 30 student-athletes, will visit La Junta and Otero Junior College Wednesday as part of university outreach efforts.
November 1, 2007UCCS has close call but loses to Montana StateBOZEMAN, Mont. -- Nic Fuller scored 15 points but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was beaten 67-61 Thursday by the Division I Montana State Bobcats at Worthington arena.
November 10, 2007UCCS ends preseason with loss to WyomingLARAMIE, Wyo. -- Tomaul Hawkins had 18 points as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team wrapped up its exhibition season with an 87-63 loss to the Division I Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday.
November 16, 2007Mountain Lions drop season opener 80-78 to West Texas A&MALAMOSA - Leo Thomas' layup with just two seconds left in the game corkscrewed out as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs droped its season opener 80-78 to the West Texas A&M Buffs Friday afternoon.
November 17, 2007UCCS, Fuller brush aside North DakotaALAMOSA -- Nic Fuller scored a career-high 34 points, plus added six assists and seven steals, to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 99-91 overtime victory over to North Dakota Fighting Sioux Saturday at Plachy Hall.
November 19, 2007Fuller earns RMAC East player of the week honorUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs guard Nic Fuller was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
November 23, 2007UCCS tops Panhandle State in home openerKyle Perkins and Tomaul Hawkins each had 24 points as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies 88-81 Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
November 24, 2007UCCS tops CC, claims share of tournament titleCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Eric Davis scored a career-high 17 points on 7-for-7 shooting Saturday evening to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 78-68 win over the Colorado College Tigers and a share of the tournament title at the Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Classic.
November 26, 2007Sublousky signs national letter of intentUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced the signing of former Liberty High School guard Scott Sublousky to a national letter of intent.
November 30, 2007Fuller's buzzer-beater downs D-1 Southern UtahCEDAR CITY, Utah -- Nic Fuller made a one-handed floater at the buzzer to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a thrilling 79-78 victory over the NCAA Division I Southern Utah Thunderbirds Friday evening at Centrum Arena.
December 1, 2007Foul fest snaps UCCS' four-game winning streakST. GEORGE, Utah -- Tomaul Hawkins scored 24 points but he and his University of Colorado at Colorado Springs teammates were unable to contain Kasey Winters, Ryan Sanchez and the Dixie State Rebels as the Mountain Lions suffered a 107-83 defeat Saturday at Burns Arena.
December 7, 2007UCCS has bad night at Hampton's innCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Rece Hampton had 19 points, six rebounds, six steals and three blocked shots -- all in the second half alone -- to lead the Adams State Grizzlies to a 71-55 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
December 8, 2007UCCS needs overtime to beat CSU-PuebloCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Call the surgeon general; this is becoming habit-forming.
December 14, 2007Curse lives as UCCS falls to Western StateGUNNISON -- The curse lives.
December 19, 2007Shooting woes continue in loss to CSU-PuebloPUEBLO -- Nic Fuller's 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell short as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was beaten 69-66 by the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Wednesday evening at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Events Center.
December 29, 2007No. 8 Southwest Oklahoma Proves Too Much for UCCSWEATHERFORD, Okla. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs found itself behind the 8-ball on Saturday.
January 4, 2008Six in double figures equal a Mountain Lion winCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Six University of Colorado at Colorado Springs players scored in double figures as the Mountain Lions cruised to an 85-58 victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
January 5, 2008Western New Mexico wins battle of evenly-matched teamsCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Despite Kyle Perkins' 12 points and 16 rebounds, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was beaten 83-73 by the Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday evening at the Lions' Den.
January 11, 2008Big second half turns Mesa State win into a routGRAND JUNCTION -- The Mesa State Mavericks shot 58.3 percent and forced 15 turnovers in the second half Friday evening, scoring 55 points in a 92-66 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
January 12, 2008Fort Lewis proves to be too much for UCCSDURANGO -- Nic Fuller had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was soundly beaten 82-55 by the Fort Lewis Skyhawks Saturday at Whalen Athletic Center.
January 16, 2008Four games to be aired on live TVCOLORADO SPRINGS -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that it would televise four of its basketball gave live, starting with Friday's women/men doubleheader against Nebraska-Kearney.
January 18, 2008Perkins' career-high 31 not enough for UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS -- It was cold outside Friday evening.
January 19, 2008Too may second chances sink Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Giving someone a second chance can be a noble thing. Doing it on the basketball court, though, will get you beaten.
January 23, 2008Perkins named first-team academic all-RMACUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs forward Kyle Perkins was named to the first-team academic all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
January 25, 2008UCCS comeback falls short to Metro StateA second half surge by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs wasn't enough against a tough Metro State team as the Mountain Lions fell 71-58 at the Auraria Events Center, Friday night.
January 26, 2008UCCS snaps six game losing streakThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Colorado Christian 81-74 Saturday night at Cougar Fieldhouse in Lakewood.
January 29, 2008Second-half surge lifts Regis past UCCSMaybe Kathie Lee could have helped, because the Mountain Lions couldn't slow down Regis over the final 14 minutes of Tuesday evening's game.
February 2, 2008UCCS can't quite reach the summit in loss to MinesCOLORADO SPRINGS -- In the famous child's tale, the little engine made it all the way over the hill rather than stalling inches short of the summit.
February 6, 2008Saturday's games to be televisedCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Saturday's basketball doubleheader between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Metro State will be televised live on Comcast Channel 20. Tony Desiere will be the play-by-play announcer while Heath Kirkham will provide color commentary. Desiere is well known to Colorado Springs sports fans as Tony D, the host of the "Tony D and the Dawg Pound" show on ESPN 1300, the Sports Animal. Kirkham, the son of UCCS athletic director Stephen Kirkham, is an experienced basketball coach at both the college and high school levels.
February 8, 2008Colorado Christian avenges only home loss by beating UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS -- They say it's dangerous to poke the Tiger. Obviously, poking a Cougar isn't exactly safe either.
February 9, 2008Metro State makes it 31 wins in a row over UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Make that 31 times and counting.
February 12, 2008UCCS sets school free throw record in defeat of RegisCOLORADO SPRINGS -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sank six free throws in the final 1:06 Tuesday night to defeat the Regis Rangers 90-86 at the Lions' Den.
February 15, 2008'Next generation' comes up big as UCCS beats Colorado MinesGOLDEN -- Coming next season: Mountain Lions, the Next Generation. And University of Colorado at Colorado Springs fans got an exclusive sneak preview Friday evening at Lockridge Arena.
February 21, 2008Ziemer, Thomas lead Mountain Lions to third consecutive victoryCHADRON, Neb. -- Freshman Abram Ziemer and senior Leo Thomas each posted new career scoring highs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won its third straight game, an 89-68 victory over the Chadron State Eagles Thursday evening at Armstrong Gym.
February 23, 2008Fuller scores 32, but UCCS falls to Lopers in season finaleKEARNEY, Neb. -- Nic Fuller concluded his collegiate career with a 32-point effort Saturday, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs couldn't make it a completely happy ending as the Mountain Lions lost 106-94 to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers at the Health and Sports Center.
February 27, 2008Fuller named second-team all-RMACUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs guard Nic Fuller was named second-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team for the East division, the conference announced Wednesday.
April 22, 2008Cole Smith first big piece in what will be good recruiting classWhat promises to be a very exciting recruiting class for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball program got its first big piece Tuesday.
April 24, 2008Mountain Lions sign Division I transfer Dotson-LaraCOLORADO SPRINGS -- University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced Thursday that the school had received the signed letter of intent from Cody Dotson-Lara, a transfer from Division I Texas-San Antonio.
May 13, 2008Baarts, Harris to join UCCS for the 2008-09 basketball seasonUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced Tuesday the signing two Colorado Springs-area freshmen.
June 3, 2008Boy's basketball individual skills camp underway at Rec CenterUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Russ Caton has a very nice problem: his summer camps have grown near their limits. Caton and the Mountain Lions are currently conducting the UCCS Individual Skills Camp, which is scheduled to run from June 2-5 at the school's new Recreation Center. This year's camp boasts approximately 50 campers with ages ranging from 8-20.
June 27, 2008UCCS recruit named DODDS- Europe male athlete of the yearRAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany- Two summers ago, Scott Sublousky faced a problem. He was leaving a big-time U.S. sports program in Colorado to go to Ramstein High School in Germany, and wasn't sure what to think about the change.
September 25, 2008Basketball Media Day signals that season is just around the cornerCOLORADO SPRINGS - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs basketball coaches Russ Caton and Jessika Caldwell appeared at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Basketball Media Day on Thursday. The coaches from each of the conference's 14 schools addressed the media for approximately 10 minutes, giving a synopsis of their respective teams and answering questions. In addition, Caton and Caldwell were interviewed separately by both the Gazette's Bob Stephens and KKTV's Jesse Kurtz.
October 22, 2008Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind welcomes UCCS athletes"Sport has an important role to play in the lives of people. Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, and the power to unite people in a way little else can."--- Nelson Mandela
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