Weaver, McCollum lead UCCS to victory over Mesa State

By Doug Fitzgerald published January 16, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS â€" 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 Lionsâ€TM Den.

It was McCollumâ€TMs second double-double of the season as he posted 14 points and 10 rebounds. The senior from Widefield also had six assists, three blocked shots and two steals.

Jordan McClung added 10 points and five assists for the Mountain Lions (4-10, 4-2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

Ryan Mathews led Mesa State (6-8, 3-4 RMAC) with 23 points. Jase Herl added 16 points, while Jake Swartzendruber had 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

A 16-6 run sparked by two Weaver 3-pointers gave UCCS a 37-22 advantage with 6:58 remaining in the first half. The lead remained the same into the intermission at 48-33.

Mesa State whittled the deficit down to 10 with 14:27 remaining in the game, but two field goals by Scott Sublousky helped the Mountain Lions answer with a 9-2 run to against take control.

For Weaver, the RMACâ€TMs leading scorer at 23.1 points per game, it was the fourth 30-point game of the season. The UCCS record for 30-point games is five by Patrick Hannaway, who did it from 2005-07.

It was just the third time that the UCCS men and women swept Mesa State on the same day. It first happened on Feb. 9, 2001 in Grand Junction and was repeated on Jan. 13, 2007 at the Lionsâ€TM Den.

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