Three Finish in Double Figures Against College of Idaho

By Jared Verner published November 22, 2013

NAMPA, Idaho - Darius Pardner led the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with a game-high 18 points and Nolan Baker pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds as the Mountain Lions (2-1) fell 78-74 to the College of Idaho (6-2) tonight in the Northwest Nazarene Classic.

UCCS led throughout the entire first half and led by as many as 15 points with 2:35 left in the half. Pardner scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half as the Mountain Lions led 45-36 at the break. UCCS shot 48 percent from the field in the first half and outrebounded the Yotes by nine, 24-to-15.

The College of Idaho made it a two-point game in just more than four minutes into the second half at 50-48. The Mountain Lions used an 8-1 run, with the first six points of the run from Kendall Godley, to take a 58-51 lead with 12:34 left to play.

The Yotes tied the game at 64-64, and then took their first lead on a layup with 8:03 left to play. Both teams stayed within a possession of each other and tied again at 74-74 after Dalton Patten converted on a pair of free throws with 1:54 remaining. Neither team would score again until 21 seconds left after the College of Idaho took a 76-74 lead on a dunk.

With no shot clock, the Mountain Lions played for the last shot and setup Alex Koehler for the game-winning three point shot with six seconds left. The College of Idaho earned the defensive rebound with two seconds left, and converted on a pair of free throws in the 78-74 decision.

Pardner went four-of-five from the three-point line and seven-of-nine from the field overall off the bench for the Mountain Lions. Dalton Patten and Tim Billingsley also finished in double figures with 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Up Next: UCCS will close out the 2013-14 nonconference season on Saturday night against Northwest Nazarene at 5 p.m. The Crusaders (1-2) lost to Montana Western in the second game tonight , 73-65.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Darius PardnerDarius Pardner1GJr.
Tim BillingsleyTim Billingsley34GJr.
Dalton PattenDalton Patten0FSo.
Additional News Stories
March 15, 2014Historic Season Comes to End in NCAA TournamentThe most successful season in the history of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team came to an end tonight as the Mountain Lions fell 76-72 to Metro State in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Division II Tournament at the Auraria Event Center.
March 15, 2014Mountain Lions Face Metro State for Third Straight SaturdayThe RMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll had the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team missing the RMAC Shootout.
March 14, 2014KSPK to Air Mountain Lion Games Through PlayoffsFans in southern Colorado who can't travel to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball NCAA Division II Tournament game in Denver can follow the game over the airways over KSPK.
March 13, 2014White Earns All-Region First Team SelectionUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore guard Derrick White will advance to the Daktronics All-America ballot after a selection to the Daktronics All-South Central Region First Team today.
March 12, 2014A Letter from Coach Culver
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds