White Finishes with Double-Double in Shootout with Christian

By Jared Verner published January 18, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Derrick White came within two assists of a triple double with 28 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (9-6 / 6-5 RMAC) fell 110-100 to Colorado Christian (10-5 / 8-3 RMAC) tonight in the Gallogly Events Center. 

The Mountain Lions shot 48 percent from the field and 88 percent (28-of-32) from the free throw line. Dalton Patten added a career-high 24 points with a six-of-six performance at the free throw line and nine-of-10 performance from the field.

The Cougars jumped out to an early 9-4 lead with three 3-pointers in just more than two minutes of play. UCCS answered with a 10-3 run to take a 14-12 lead, with three straight field goals from Patten. The two teams remained within a possession of each for the next seven minutes before Colorado Christian opened an eight-point lead with 6:23 left in the first half. A jumper from Derrick White with 3:31 to play tied the game at 40, but the Cougars doubled the Mountain Lion scoring in the final minutes to take a 56-48 lead at halftime.

Colorado Christian scored the first eight points of the second half and maintained at least a 10-point lead during the first 10 minutes of the half. A three-pointer from Tim Billingsley, his first of three in a four-minute span, sparked a nine-point UCCS run to cut the game down to four points at 85-81, but Colorado Christian wouldn't let the Mountain Lions get closer in the 110-100 decision.

The 210 combined points is the most in UCCS history since 215 points in overtime against Western State in January 2009. The Mountain Lions made a season-high 28 free throws and finished with the best free throw percentage of the season.

White recorded his second career double-double and his eight assists were the most for him in a conference game in his career. He made 14 free throws and stands fourth in UCCS career records with 252 in his career.

Tim Billingsley went four-of-six from the three-point line and finished with 14 points. Darius Pardner recorded a game-high and season-high three steals and led the bench with 10 points.

Up Next: UCCS will remain at home next weekend and host Black Hills State on Jan. 24. The Yellow Jackets (7-8 / 5-6 RMAC) defeated New Mexico Highlands at home on Saturday, 98-89.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Derrick WhiteDerrick White14GSo.
Dalton PattenDalton Patten0FSo.
Tim BillingsleyTim Billingsley34GJr.
Darius PardnerDarius Pardner1GJr.
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