Mountain Lion Men storm back to overtake Chadron
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (5-18 / 5-14 RMAC) won the second-half 45-30 against Chadron State (3-21 / 3-17 RMAC) en route to a 69-62 victory at the Gallogly Events Center.
UCCS entered the second-half down 24-32. As the second-half got underway Chadron began to lose steam. The Eagles shooting cooled off, they stopped rebounding and Alex Welsh and Derrick White took over.
UCCS took its first lead of the second-half when Kyle Clark connected for two-points off a Darius Pardner pass with 13:23 to play. Back and forth lead changes dominated the next several minutes before UCCS finally took the lead for good at the 6:36 mark of the second-half via an Alex Welsh layup to go up 53-52.
The freshman duo of Welsh and White led the Mountain Lions in scoring with 19 and 17 points respectively.
Winning the second-half was easier for UCCS when you consider they went 17-for-23 in the later half for a scorching 73.9 percent shooting from the floor.
Effective minutes from Joell Crawford - eight points, four rebounds - and Nolan Baker - nine points, six rebounds - solidified the paint on both ends of the floor for UCCS on their way to a 44-30 advantage on points in the paint.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|March 2, 2013||White Sets Free Throw Season Record at #2 Metro||The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team lead second-ranked Metro State by as many as six points in the first half, but the Roadrunners (24-2 / 20-2 RMAC) used a strong second half in an 98-80 decision tonight against the Mountain Lions (5-21 / 5-17 RMAC) at the Auraria Events Center in downtown Denver.|
|March 2, 2013||UCCS Closes Out 2012-13 Season Tonight||After the seventh game decided by three points of less last night, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (5-20 / 5-16 RMAC) men's basketball team will take on RMAC regular season champion Metro State (23-2 / 19-2 RMAC) tonight at 7 p.m. at the Auraria Events Center in downtown Denver.|
|March 1, 2013||Mountain Lions Fall in Final Minute at Regis||The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team finished with four Mountain Lions as the Mountain Lions (5-20 / 5-16 RMAC) fell 80-79 to Regis (10-14 / 9-13 RMAC) tonight at the Regis Fieldhouse.|
|March 1, 2013||White Goes for Free Throw Record This Weekend||University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball freshman Derrick White begins the final weekend of the season nine free throws away from tying the all-time program record as the Mountain Lions (5-19 / 5-15 RMAC) take on Regis (5-21 / 2-20 RMAC) tonight at the Regis Fieldhouse. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.|
|February 23, 2013||Another close loss sends UCCS back on road to finish season||The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (5-19 / 4-17 RMAC) battled till the very end but it was not enough against Black Hills State University (6-19 / 5-16 RMAC) as they lost 62-65 at the Gallogly Events Center.|