Mountain Lions Continue Best Start Since 2001-02 at Highlands

By Jared Verner published December 14, 2012

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will look to continue its best start since the 2001-02 season tonight when the Mountain Lions (5-2 / 3-1 RMAC) travel to New Mexico Highlands (3-5 / 3-1 RMAC) for a 6 p.m. contest at the John A. Wilson Complex.

The game will feature two teams in a five-way tie for second in the RMAC standings through the first two weekends of the season. A win for either team could prove to be an important tiebreaker later in the season if the teams end up tied in the conference record in March.

UCCS is on its best conference start in four years, in addition to the best overall start in more than 10 years, with the conference's best three-point shooting team and third-best shooting team overall. The Mountain Lions are averaging 45.2 percent from the three-point line, nearly a full point better than from the field overall (44.6 percent) in conference games. The 38 percent from the three-point line throughout the entire season is ranked No. 23 among the 277 teams in Division II.

New Mexico Highlands won its two home conference games two weeks against with Colorado Christian and Colorado Mines, but both were close games decided by four points and two points, respectively. The Cowgirls have won five of their last six games at home dating back to Jan. 28, 2012.

Fans can follow the game through live stats from the New Mexico Highlands Sports Information Office, and watch the game for $8 online through America One Networks. Available updates will also be posted on the UCCS athletics twitter account, @GoMountainLions.com.

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