2009-10 UCCS Men's Basketball Press Releases

April 20, 2009Mountain Lions Sign 6-Foot-7 ForwardUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball coach Russ Caton announced the signing of Eric Gardzina, a transfer from Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario
April 22, 2009Caton Announces Signing of Brent JonesUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball coach Russ Caton announced Wednesday that 6-foot-5 swingman Brent Jones had signed a national letter of intent to play for the Mountain Lions.
May 27, 2009Caton Caps 2009 Recruiting Class with the Signing of Adam LinkCOLORADO SPRINGS – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball coach Russ Caton completed his 2009 recruiting class Wednesday with the announcement that Falcon High School’s Adam Link had signed his letter of intent.
October 30, 2009UCCS Picked Ninth in Preseason PollA year ago, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team overcame a dismal 0-7 start, rallying to finish with a 10-9 record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and qualifying for the conference playoffs for only the third time in school history. Coming into the 2009-10 season, the Mountain Lions lost only two players to graduation from that team and added a strong recruiting class.
November 2, 2009Division I Weber State's 19 threes too much for Mountain LionsOGDEN, Utah – The Weber State Wildcats hit 13 consecutive 3-pointers and 19 overall to knock off the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball team 110-58 in the exhibition opener for both teams Monday evening at Dee Events Center.
November 3, 2009UCCS erases big deficit but falls in OT to Division I Idaho StatePOCATELLO, Idaho – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs came all the way back from a 16-point second-half deficit before falling 91-87 in overtime to the NCAA Division I Idaho State Bengals in an exhibition game Tuesday evening at Reed Gym.
November 20, 2009Mountain Lions have a Dickens of a time in loss to Colorado CollegeTo borrow from Dickens, for the Colorado College Tigers it was the best of times Friday evening.
November 21, 2009McClung named to all-tournament teamCOLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado College and Black Hills State were named the co-champions of the 2009 Marriott Mountain Lion Classic, which concluded on Saturday.
November 21, 2009Enos is Enough as Mountain Lions Get Beaten by Black Hills StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - Luke Enos had 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the Black Hills State Yellowjackets to an 87-76 win over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the final game of the Marriott Mountain Lion Classic Saturday evening at the Lions' Den.
November 27, 2009UCCS falls to Northwest NazareneNAMPA, Idaho – For the third time in as many games, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs struggled offensively, this time in an 81-60 loss to the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders Friday evening at the Johnson Sports Center.
November 28, 2009Loss to Central Washington Drops Mountain Lions to 0-4NAMPA, Idaho - Ben Feilmeier led five Mountain Lions in double figures but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs nonetheless lost for the fourth time in as many games, 113-83 to the Central Washington Wildcats at the Johnson Sports Center.
November 30, 2009Feilmeier named to all-tournament teamUCCS guard Ben Feilmeier was named to the men's All-Tournament Team for the Northwest Nazarene Thanksgiving Classic over the holiday weekend.
December 1, 2009Start time for Wednesday's game at Johnson & Wales changedWednesday's men's basketball game at Johnson & Wales in Denver will begin at 7 p.m. instead of the previously published 8 p.m.
December 2, 2009Mountain Lions Beaten by Johnson & Wales for Fifth Loss in as Many GamesDENVER – The Mountain Lions’ fifth loss in as many games looked painfully like the first four.
December 5, 2009It's Deja vu all over again as UCCS gets first win against Western New MexicoCOLORADO SPRINGS – A season ago, an winless University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team went into Silver City, N.M. and got its first win of the season in its Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener by beating Western New Mexico.
December 11, 2009New Mexico Highlands' deadly duo combines for 58 points to beat UCCSLAS VEGAS, N.M. – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s most potent scoring tandem lived up to its billing Friday night as the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys beat the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 98-82 at the John A. Wilson Complex.
December 12, 2009CSU-Pueblo Outlasts Mountain LionsPUEBLO, Colo. – Brent Jones led five University of Colorado at Colorado Springs players in double figures, but the road weary Mountain Lions couldn’t keep up with the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves in a 79-72 loss Saturday evening at Massari Arena.
December 18, 2010UCCS Men Say Goodbye to Lions' Den by Setting Records in Win Over CSU-PuebloCOLORADO SPRINGS - Cole Smith grabbed 14 of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' 51 rebounds as the Mountain Lions said goodbye to the Lions' Den with a 96-88 win over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Friday evening.
December 29, 2009Black Hills State Knocks Off UCCSSPEARFISH, S.D. – A cold-shooting first half and a huge free throw disparity doomed the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 93-70 defeat at the hands of the Black Hills State Yellowjackets Tuesday evening at the Donald E. Young Center.
December 30, 2009Mountain Lions beat South Dakota Mines to salvage split at Perkins ClassicSPEARFISH, S.D. – Alex Snyder, Cole Smith and Luke Hristou combined for 46 points as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs completed its participation in the Perkins Classic Wednesday evening with a 76-67 victory over the South Dakota Mines Hardrockers at the Young Center.
January 6, 2010New era begins Friday with opening of UCCS Event CenterCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A new era for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletics will begin Friday when the Mountain Lions play the first games in the new 1,250-seat UCCS Event Center.
January 8, 2010Mountain Lion rally falls short as Fort Lewis wins in UCCS Event Center debutCOLORADO SPRINGS - Scott Sublousky's 3-point attempt to tie the game with four seconds left caromed off the back of the rim as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs dropped its first game in the UCCS Event Center, 65-62 to the Fort Lewis Skyhawks on Friday evening.
January 10, 2010Long range shooters on target as UCCS gets first win in new Event CenterScott Sublousky and Ben Feilmeier found the new UCCS Event Center much to their liking Saturday evening.
January 15, 2010Fernandez, Smith help UCCS even RMAC record with win over Western StateGUNNISON, Colo. – Chris Fernandez had is second double-double of the season and Cole Smith scored 19 points to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 72-64 victory over the Western State Mountaineers Friday evening at Paul Wright Gym.
January 16, 2010Sharp Shooting Allows Mesa State to Stay Unbeaten in RMAC with Win Over UCCSGRAND JUNCTION – The Mesa State Mavericks shot 59.6 percent from the field to remain unbeaten in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play with an 81-71 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Saturday evening at Brownson Arena.
January 21, 2010Smith named first-team all-academic, five other Mountain Lions honoredUCCS forward Cole Smith was named first-team academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference while teammate Scott Sublousky was named to the conference's academic second team, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
January 22, 2010Feilmeier's 3-pointers reward record crowd as UCCS beats Regis in overtimeCOLORADO SPRINGS - Ben Feilmeier nailed a step-back 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining in overtime to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to an 82-79 victory over the Regis Rangers Saturday evening at the Gallogly Event Center.
January 23, 2010Metro State stays perfect vs. UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS - Apparently, the 35th time is NOT a charm.
January 28, 2010Feilmeier's 3-pointers not enough as UCCS is beaten by Chadron StateCHADRON, Neb. - Presented with a chance to take home a golden goose, the Mountain Lions instead laid an egg.
January 30, 2010UCCS Grabs First-Ever Win at Kearney, Improve RMAC Tournament ChancesKEARNEY, Neb. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finally figured out a way to win at Nebraska-Kearney's Health & Sports Center.
February 5, 2010Colorado Christian past Mountain LionsLAKEWOOD, Colo. - Justin Neuhaus scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half to lead the Colorado Christian Cougars to a 70-58 victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday evening at the CCU Event Center.
February 6, 2010UCCS on outside looking in concerning playoff picture after loss to OrediggersGOLDEN, Colo. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' playoff aspirations took a hit Saturday as the Mountain Lions dropped a 91-69 decision to the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers at Lockridge Arena.
February 12, 2010Making History Takes Balance and UCCS Gets that in Win over Nebraska-KearneyCOLORADO SPRINGS – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton got the complete-team effort he had been looking for on Friday and the results were historic.
February 13, 2010Fernandez's Big Shots Lift UCCS to Big Win over Chadron StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - Chris Fernandez hit three 3-pointers during a 13-1 run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs put itself, at least for now, into a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs with a 66-57 win over the Chadron State Eagles Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 17, 2010Saturday designated as Youth Sports Night, free admission availableSaturday, Feb. 20 has been designated "Youth Sports Night" by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Department. Members of youth sports teams will be admitted FREE to the Mountain Lions basketball games that evening.
February 19, 2010Mountain Lions bested in bitter defensive struggle with MinesCOLORADO SPRINGS – Friday's game was not a must-win for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team. After its 67-56 loss to the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers, Saturday's game just became one.
February 20, 2010Mountain Lions Bench Answers Call in Victory Over Colorado ChristianCOLORADO SPRINGS – The Mountain Lions' bench scored 30 points and shot 66.7 percent from the field as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs scored a 70-64 victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
February 26, 2010Mountain Lions facing a "win-and-in" scenario after loss to MetroDENVER – The Mountain Lions will be in a familiar position when they face the Regis Rangers on Saturday; the game will be a must-win.
February 27, 2010Mountain Lions get date with Metro State in first round of playoffsCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Mountain Lions’ reward for beating the Regis Rangers Saturday and qualifying for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs will be a third date against the Metro State Roadrunners.
February 27, 2010Jones Comes Up Big as UCCS Qualifies for RMAC Playoffs with Win over RegisDENVER – Nobody ever said this was going to be easy.
March 1, 2010Metro State to give free admission to first 100 UCCS students at playoff gameThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s basketball team will face Metro State in the first round of the RMAC playoffs Tuesday at Auraria Event Center in Denver. Tip-off will be at 6 p.m.
March 2, 2010UCCS Can't Find its Level of Perfection in Playoff Loss to Metro StateDENVER - You have to be nearly perfect to beat a great team on its home floor in the playoffs. The Mountain Lions were far from perfect Tuesday evening.
March 3, 2010Three Mountain Lions named third-team All-RMAC East DivisionChris Fernandez, Alex Snyder and Ben Feilmeier were all named third-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division for men's basketball, the conference announced Wednesday.
April 29, 2010Frick joins Mountain Lions for 2010-11University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced Thursday the signing of forward Garrett Frick to a national letter of intent.
May 3, 2010Caton adds two freshmen to recruiting classUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced Monday the signing of two Colorado freshmen to national letters of intent. Joining the Mountain Lions for the 2010-11 season will be Jordan Carter of Chatfield High School and Dalton Patten from Chaparral High School.
May 5, 2010Mountain Lions add JUCO guardUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton continued to add talent to his team with Wednesday's announcement of the signing of guard Chase Richards to a national letter of intent.
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