Mountain Lions to Face RMAC's Top Scoring Team Tonight
ALAMOSA, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs outscored Fort Lewis by seven points in the second half last night, and will look to pick up where it left off tonight when the Mountain Lions (3-2 / 0-1 RMAC) face Adams State (3-1 / 0-1 RMAC) at 8 p.m., in Plachy Hall.
UCCS finished with 75 points, and has scored 75 or more in four of the five games this season. It's the first time since the 2007-08 that the Mountain Lions have scored 75+ in four of the first five games, and the 75 points were the most in a conference opener since the 2009-10 season.
The scoring offense was balanced last night, as it had been all season, with three Mountain Lions in double figures against the Skyhawks. UCCS has had at least three student-athletes finish with 10 or more points in every game this season, and had as many as five against Northwest Nazarene on Nov. 23.
Four Mountain Lions are shooting better than 50 percent from the field this season, and five more are shooting between 40 and 50 percent. Dalton Patten leads the conference with 65.1 percent from the field (28-of-43).
On the defensive side, the Mountain Lions led the RMAC with 29.0 defensive rebounds per game and have the third-best three-point defense percentage in the conference. UCCS held Fort Lewis 13 points below its season scoring average and eight percentage points below its average field goal percentage last night.
Adams State has scored 80 points all four of its games this season, and at least 90 points in the last two games. Its opponents have also scored 80 points three times this season, and have also scored at least 90 points in the last two games. The Grizzlies fell in their conference opener last night, 101-94, to Colorado State-Pueblo.
Fans can follow tonight's game through live stats for free, or watch the game through America One Sports through a variety of viewing packages. The game will also be shown for free in Clyde's, located on the lower level of the University Center on the UCCS campus.
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