White Earns RMAC Offensive Player of the Week Award
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore guard Derrick White earned the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week award after leading the Mountain Lions to an 101-93 win at Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday night. It's the first conference player of the week award for him in his career.
White led the offense for both teams with 27 points and seven assists. It was the third 20-point game this season and his fourth straight 10-point game. White also finished with six blocked shots on the defensive side to break the UCCS single-game record.
White is the second Mountain Lion this season to earn one of the weekly awards from the RMAC. Alex Welsh was the Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 18 after UCCS started the season 2-0 against Johnson & Wales and Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Mountain Lions have earned two weekly awards in the same season for the first time since 2006-07, when Patrick Hannaway earned the award twice in his senior season.
The Mountain Lions scored more than 100 points for the first time since December 2011, and are on pace to break the single season record for points per game. UCCS is 8-3 for the second time in program history and the first time since the 2006-07 season.
UCCS will travel again this week for a Thursday-Friday schedule at Western State and Colorado Mesa, respectively. Both games are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|March 8, 2014||UCCS Plays for RMAC Title Tonight in Denver||Before the 2014 RMAC Shootout, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs was one of two current members of the conference to have never won a game in the history of the RMAC Shootout.|
|March 7, 2014||Mountain Lions Take on Orediggers in RMAC Semifinals||The record-shattering season for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team will continue today, when the Mountain Lions (20-7) take on Colorado Mines (24-3) at the Auraria Events Center in the RMAC Shootout semifinal.|
|March 7, 2014||White Earns RMAC Athlete of the Month Honor||After leading the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to a 7-0 record in the month of February, men's basketball sophomore guard Derrick White earned the RMAC Men's Athlete of the Month award.|
|March 6, 2014||UCCS Remains No. 10 in New Regional Ranking||The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team remained in No. 10 for the third consecutive week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region rankings released on Wednesday.|
|March 5, 2014||White Leads Three Mountain Lions on All-RMAC Teams||Derrick White, the leading scorer in the South Central Region, led three Mountain Lions on the All-RMAC teams with a First Team selection for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.|