CHADRON, Neb. (January 27, 2017) - A 17-2 run to start the second half lifted the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's basketball team to a 85-55 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference road victory at Chadron State College Friday.
The ThunderWolves (13-6, 11-3 RMAC) shot 53.2 percent from the floor to run away with the victory against the Eagles (2-16, 2-12 RMAC). CSC hit on just 30.2 percent. The Pack totaled 49 rebounds to just 31 by the home team.
Junior Mark Williams (G, Chino Hills, Calif.) scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half to guide the Pack. He was 8-for-10 from the field (80%) and added six rebounds.
Senior Rico Spikes (G, Merriville, Ind.) added 15 points, six rebounds and three assists. Junior Will Newman (G, Hawthorne, Calif.) posted 11 points, a team-high seven rebounds with two steals. Off the bench, senior Braydon Kuiper (F, Wasilla, Alaska) recorded 12 points and five rebounds.
The Pack shot 60 percent in the first half, but led by just six at 36-30. CSU-Pueblo posted the 17-2 run to open a 53-32 lead just five minutes of the second frame. The ThunderWolves finished the first 10 minutes on a 29-4 run to lead by 30 and never look back. CSC shot just 25.9 percent in the final 20 minutes.
The ThunderWolves will travel to Regis University Jan. 28 to battle the Rangers at 7 p.m.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics