UCCS Can’t Come All The Way Back Against Adams State

By Alex Cramer published December 1, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs came back from a 15-point deficit to lead by one point with 42 seconds remaining, but a foul on a three-point shot with 1.2 seconds remaining allowed Adams State (4-0 / 2-0 RMAC) to claim a 67-65 decision against the Mountain Lions (0-6 / 0-2 RMAC) tonight in the Gallogly Events Center.

Teams that have to battle all the way back after being down significantly early often find the journey back to a victory is long and tough to overcome. UCCS found this out first hand after being down by as many as 15 in the early going.

The resilient Mountain Lions clawed back however to make it a close game at halftime 29-32. The second-half saw UCCS take control from the very beginning capturing the lead in the first minute.

A pair of Derrick White free throws at the 55-second mark made it 65-62 in favor of UCCS. Adams State's JameLake then drove to the basketball and finished to close the gap to 65-64 13 seconds later.

After Jake Darby missed the front end of a one-and-one with 20 seconds to play, the Grizzlies drew the clock down to the very last second when a Lake pump fake on a three-pointer got White in the air and allowed Lake to draw what turned out to be the games biggest foul.

Three made free throws and a desperation heave later and the final scoreboard read 65-67.

Despite the loss UCCS got great games from White (15 points), Alex Koehlor (13 points) and Darius Pardner (10 points) who lead the Mountain Lions in scoring. Koehler never met a shot he didn't like and managed to connect on 4-of-6 from behind the arc.

The inside presence of Alex Welsh and Kyle Clark was evident on the court and in the box score as each hauled in 10 rebounds on the night for UCCS. It was Welsh's second straight night with 10-plus boards.

Up Next: UCCS remains at home next weekend with a pair of conference games with Metro State on Friday night and Regis on Saturday. The Roadrunners won their first conference game of the season tonight against Regis, 88-65.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Derrick WhiteDerrick White14GFr
Alex KoehlerAlex Koehler22GR-So
Darius PardnerDarius Pardner1GSo
Alex WelshAlex Welsh25FFr
Kyle ClarkKyle Clark33CJr
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