Mountain Lions Host Final Regular Season Home Games This Weekend
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's basketball team (17-5 / 14-4 RMAC) looks to make its final push towards the post season as they host the final regular season home games this weekend against Chadron State (5-18 / 4-15 RMAC) and Black Hills State (9-14 / 8-11 RMAC).
UCCS beat both of these teams in their previous meeting this season in the midst of an eight game winning streak, which ties for the longest such streak in program history. The Mountain Lions defeated the Eagles of Chadron State 78-61 on January 26 and beat the Yellow jackets of Black Hills State 66-52 the night prior.
The Mountain Lions will begin the final home stand tonight as they host Chadron State for "Green Night." Green night will be hosted by the office of sustainability, in an effort to raise awareness on the importance of energy conservation.
Chadron State leads the all-time series against UCCS 12-11, but the Mountain Lions have won the previous two meetings against the Eagles, dating back to February 17, of last season.
The final regular season home game for UCCS this season will be played Saturday night, as the Mountain Lions host Black Hills State for the "Pink Zone Game." Pink Zone night is in-conjunction with the American Cancer Society and Office of Student Activities to raise awareness of cancer and continue efforts to find a cure.
This will be just the second meeting of all time between these two teams, as the Yellow Jackets just joined the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this season. The Mountain Lions won the only game between these two teams on January 25, of this season.
Saturday night will also be the final regular season home game for the lone senior on the team, Lauren Wolfinger. The Pink Zone Game will also be Senior Night for Wolfinger, who has cracked the top 10 for a few statistical categories at UCCS. She ranks fifth for assists (202), seventh for steals (152), seventh for 3-pointers made and ninth for total points (906) all-time in program history, and counting.
UCCS has been on its best regular season run in program history and, with four games remaining in the regular season, the team is now two wins away from tying for the most wins of any UCCS women's basketball team of all time. The Mountain Lions are also currently one game back of second place in the RMAC and gearing up to host their first home playoff game since 2001-02, which would be just the second home playoff game in UCCS basketball history.
Fans that cannot make it to the Gallogly Events Center can watch the games on local Comcast channel 20, online through the America One Network, or listen to the game at radio.uccs.edu. Pregame analysis for the show can be found exclusively at radio.uccs.edu 30 minutes prior to the tip-offs, which will be 5:30 p.m.
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