UCCS hoops muscles out first road win at rival CSU Pueblo

UCCS hoops muscles out first road win at rival CSU Pueblo
Posted at 11:09 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 01:09:17-05

PUEBLO — Alijah Comithier and DaRaun Clark combined to make all six free throw attempts in the final 27 seconds of regulation to help the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's basketball team to a 73-67 win at Colorado State University Pueblo Saturday night.

The win snaps a nine-game losing streak to the ThunderWolves at Massari Arena.

Both teams traded leads in the first half before Clark hit a floating jumper down the lane as time expired to send the Mountain Lions into the locker room at halftime with a 31-29 lead.

In the second half with just under three minutes to play in regulation, Clark drew a shooting foul and made both free throws to snap a 59-59 tie and give the Mountain Lions a 61-59 lead. UCCS held the lead for the remainder of the game.

Thirty seconds later, William Becker drew a foul and drilled two more free throws to extend UCCS' lead to four points, 63-59.

Clark put two more points on the scoreboard for a 65-59 lead after snagging a steal with 1:50 left and taking it coast to coast for a fast break layup.

Ten of the Mountain Lions final 14 points of the game came from the free throw line. Clark accounted for eight of UCCS' final 14 points, including 4-4 from the free throw line. Comithier added four points from the charity stripe as he went 4-for-4 in the last 27 seconds.

CSU Pueblo is scheduled to play at MSU Denver on Jan. 19, while UCCS will play the Roadrunners two days later on the 21st,