2008-09 UCCS Men's Basketball Press Releases

October 28, 2008Season preview: Reinvented Mountain Lions looking to runAccording to Plato, necessity is the mother of invention. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball coach Russ Caton couldn’t agree more.
November 1, 2008Fernandez's free throws lift UCCS to win over Johnson & WalesChris Fernandez made two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a thrilling 75-73 victory over the Johnson & Wales Wildcats in the Mountain Lions' exhibition opener at the Lions’ Den.
November 12, 2008Basketball games will be televisedThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s and women’s basketball games will be aired on Comcast channel 20.
November 15, 2008Weaver's records can't lift UCCS past Southwest Oklahoma StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - Nick Weaver set two University of Colorado at Colorado Springs records in his first game as a Mountain Lion but that lost much of its luster as UCCS lost 94-85 to the Southwest Oklahoma State Bulldogs at the Lions' Den in the opener for both teams.
November 22, 2008Tactical change helps Air Force turn close game into blowoutCOLORADO SPRINGS - The scoreboard following the second game of the Reggie Minton Air Force Classic Saturday evening at Clune Arena read: Air Force 86, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 65.
November 23, 2008Weaver named to all-tournament teamCOLORADO SPRINGS – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Nick Weaver was named to the 2008 Reggie Minton Air Force Classic all-tournament team, event organizers announced Sunday evening.
November 23, 2008Division I Texas-Pan American holds on to beat Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS – A seven-minute stretch of futility cost the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Sunday as the Mountain Lions were beaten 87-78 by the Division I Texas-Pan American Broncs during the Reggie Minton Air Force Classic at Clune Arena.
November 28, 2008UCCS not doing enough things right to topple Chico StateCHICO, Calif. – Nick Weaver scored 19 points but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was nonetheless beaten 77-67 by the Chico State Wildcats Friday at the Carl’s Junior Mac Martin Tournament at Acker Gym.
November 29, 2008Weaver named to all-tournament teamCHICO, Calif. – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Nick Weaver was named to the all-Carl’s Jr. Mac Martin Tournament team, tournament officials announced late Saturday.
November 29, 2008Mountain Lions fall to 0-5 after loss to Humboldt StateCHICO, Calif. – Nick Weaver had 31 points but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball team fell to 0-5 on the season with a 98-91 loss to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks Saturday at Chico State’s Acker Gym.
December 5, 2008UCCS is defeated by Central WashingtonNAMPA, Idaho – Despite career-highs by Alex Snyder and Chris Fernandez the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball team fell 93-74 to the Central Washington Wildcats in the first game of the Shilo Inn & Suites Classic Friday evening at Johnson Sports Center.
December 6, 2008Northwest Nazarene proves too much for UCCSNAMPA, Idaho – A career-high 16 points by Chris Fernandez was not enough to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball team past the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders as the Mountain Lions fell 87-73 in the final game of the Shilo Inn & Suites Classic Saturday evening at Johnson Sports Center.
December 13, 2008Mountain Lions set 3-point record to earn first win of seasonSILVER CITY, N.M. – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs made a school-record 15 3-pointers as the Mountain Lions earned their first win of the season, a 102-97 victory over the Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday evening at Mustang Fieldhouse in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
December 19, 2008Mountain Lions win over CSU-Pueblo a rebounding successCOLORADO SPRINGS – For the Mountain Lions, you could call Friday’s win a rebounding success.
December 20, 2008Highlands can't miss in scoring a record-setting win over UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS – The Mountain Lions got beat at their own game Saturday.
January 3, 2009Mountain Lions get carried away with the spirit of giving in loss to ThunderwolvesPUEBLO - The Mountain Lions just shake the Christmas spirit Saturday evening.
January 10, 2009Weaver, UCCS rides big first halfin securing road win over Adams StateALAMOSA- Nick Weaver scored 26 of his 31 points in the first half as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defeated the Adams State Grizzlies 88-77 Saturday evening at Plachy Hall.
January 10, 2009Good first half not enough as Fort Lewis beats Mountain LionsDURANGO - Nick Weaver's 22 points weren't enough to prevent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from coming up on the short end of a 94-75 decision to the Fort Lewis Skyhawks Friday evening at Whalen Gymnasium.
January 16, 2009Weaver, McCollum lead UCCSto victory over Mesa StateCOLORADO SPRINGS – Nick Weaver had 31 points for the third time this season and Frank McCollum posted a double-double as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs defeated the Mesa State Mavericks 90-79 Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
January 17, 2009Mountain Lions stage epic comeback but run out of gas and playersCOLORADO SPRINGS – An incredible 20-3 run over the final 4:11 allowed the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs come all the way back from a 17-point deficit, but the Mountain Lions finally succumbed in overtime, 110-105 to the Western State Mountaineers Saturday evening at the Lions’ Den.
January 19, 2009Weaver named RMAC East Divison player of the weekNick Weaver of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was name the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
January 21, 2009McCollum named first-team all-academic, four teammates named to honor rollUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Frank McCollum was named men’s basketball first-team all-academic by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the conference announced Wednesday.
January 23, 2009UCCS' big second half not enough tonotch first-ever win over Metro StateDENVER – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs hung 57 points in the second half on the renowned Metro State defense but it wasn’t enough to overcome a big deficit as the Mountain Lions fell 92-81 to the Roadrunners Friday evening at Auraria Fieldhouse.
January 24, 2013Late rally falls short as UCCS falls to RegisDENVER - Mama said there'd be days like this.
January 30, 2009Mountain Lions rally behind their coach,come back to beat Nebraska-KearneyCOLORADO SPRINGS – The news Friday afternoon was that University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball coach Russ Caton had suspended Nick Weaver, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s leading scorer, for the remainder of the season. The news Friday night was that the Mountain Lions were better for it.
January 31, 2009McCollum, Mountain Lions step up to grab double-overtime win over ChadronCOLORADO SPRINGS – Frank McCollum had nine points in the two overtimes and came up with a key blocked shot to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to an 80-77 double-overtime victory over the Chadron State Eagles Saturday evening at the Lions’ Den.
February 6, 2009Sublousky's 3-pointer in closing secondsgives Mountain Lions third straight winCOLORADO SPRINGS – Scott Sublousky drilled a 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a thrilling 76-75 victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
February 7, 2009Mountain Lions get fourth straight win, lay claim to second place in RMAC EastCOLORADO SPRINGS – On a night when free throws were anything but free, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sank four in the final 30 seconds to defeat the Colorado Christian Cougars 63-60 Saturday evening at the Lions’ Den.
February 13, 2009Mountain Lions defeat Chadron State,extend winning streak to five gamesCHADRON, Neb. – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs shot 72.2 percent in the second half to overcome a nine-point deficit and defeat the Chadron State Eagles 71-67 Friday evening at Armstrong Gymnasium.
February 14, 2009Winning streak comes to an end asUCCS falls to Nebraska-KearneyKEARNEY, Neb. – Drake Beranek had 26 points as the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers ended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ five-game winning streak by beating the Mountain Lions 84-75 Saturday evening at the Health & Sports Center.
February 20, 2009Neuhaus' 31 points proves too much for Mountain LionsLAKEWOOD – Justin Neuhaus had 31 points to lead the Colorado Christian Cougars to an 82-75 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at Cougar Fieldhouse.
February 21, 2009UCCS thumped by Orediggers,drop third straight gameGOLDEN, Colo. – Cole Smith led the Mountain Lions with 18 points and eight rebounds but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs still suffered its third straight loss, 93-65 to the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Saturday evening at Lockridge Arena.
February 27, 2009UCCS stays in playoff huntwith win over RegisCOLORADO SPRINGS – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs remained in the thick of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoff race with a 92-91 victory over the Regis Rangers Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
February 28, 2009UCCS makes RMAC playoffs despite loss to Metro in regular season finaleThere was a classic case of bad news / good news for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday evening.
March 2, 2009UCCS headed to postseason play for only third time in school historyIn just three seasons as the men's basketball coach at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Russ Caton has accomplished something that none of his predecessors managed - he qualified for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs twice.
March 3, 2009Mountain Lions fall to Metro State in first round of RMAC playoffsHistory will have to wait - again.
March 9, 2009McCollum, Smith honored by RMACFrank McCollum and Cole Smith of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs were named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball second- and third-teams, respectively, the conference announced Wednesday.
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