No. 8 Southwest Oklahoma Proves Too Much for UCCS

By Doug Fitzgerald published December 29, 2007

WEATHERFORD, Okla. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs found itself behind the 8-ball on Saturday.

Despite 24 points and six rebounds from Frank McCollum, the Mountain Lions suffered a 93-74 defeat at the hands of the No. 8-ranked Southwest Oklahoma State Bulldogs Saturday at Rankin Williams Field House.

Several hundred miles away, the UCCS women were also beaten by the No. 8-ranked team in Division II, falling to Concordia-St. Paul 68-47.

Nate Perry was dominant for the Bulldogs (10-1) with 12 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Trevor Guy led Southwest Oklahoma State with 16 points, while Clarke Hale and Kendall Smith each added 14.

Starting guards Tomaul Hawkins and Nic Fuller scored 12 and 10 points respectively for UCCS (5-6). Fuller added five assists and Eric Davis matched McCollum's six rebounds.

After a Josh Anfang layup tied the game at 12 with 12:11 remaining in the first half, Southwest Oklahoma State went on a 13-0 run behind five points by Guy and four by Jordan Frosch.

UCCS cut the deficit to 29-19 on a 3-pointer by McCollum only to see the Bulldogs finish the half on a 16-5 run. The Mountain Lions closed to within 19 three times in the second half but never got any closer.

 

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Eric DavisEric Davis35FFr.
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