UCCS Receiving Mention in WBCA National Poll
LILBURN, Ga. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team is receiving national recognition for the first time in program history with the release of the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association / USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Mountain Lions are one of two RMAC schools mentioned in the poll.
UCCS received one vote after defeating Colorado State-Pueblo last Saturday, who was receiving four votes before this week's poll. The Mountain Lions have won their last seven games for the second-longest winning streak in program history and have clinched a spot in the 2013 RMAC Shootout. UCCS is in position to host its first conference playoff game since 2002 with six games left in the regular season.
The Mountain Lions are ranked sixth in Division II with a field goal percentage of 44.5 percent and ninth in the nation with a 37.3 percent mark from the three-point line. UCCS is also No. 12 in the nation with 17.1 assists per game. The Mountain Lions lead the RMAC in field goal percentage, three point percentage, defensive rebounds per game and assists per game.
The 16 victories this season ties for the fourth-most in program history. One more win would match the season total from last year's RMAC semifinal season and tie for third in program records. The season record of 19 victories was set in the 2001-02 season.
UCCS will travel this weekend for a 6 p.m. game Friday at Adams State and a 5:30 p.m. game Saturday at Fort Lewis. The Mountain Lions won their first games against both teams in the conference-opening weekend in December.
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