SALT LAKE CITY (December 8, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's basketball team fell 81-70 to Westminster College Friday in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference road game.
The ThunderWolves (3-7, 0-4 RMAC) shot 26.9 percent in the first half and 42 percent in the game, while shooting 38.5 percent from long range. Westminster (6-1. 2-1 RMAC) shot 42.6 percent in the game and 40 percent from long range.
Five players scored in double figures with sophomore Donovan Oldham (G, Colorado Springs, Colo.) and freshman Corey Seng (G/F, Highlands Ranch, Colo.) leading the way with 12 points. Oldham also tied for the team lead in rebounds with five. Senior Josh Smith (G, Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished with 11 points, five rebounds and team-high four assists.
The ThunderWolves trailed 10-2 six mintues into the contest, but battled back to lead by three at 20-17 with six minutes remaining in the first half. The Pack's last lead came at 21-20 with 4:16 left, as the halftime deficit was 28-21.
CSU-Pueblo trailed by four at 47-43 with 14:31 remaining on two Seng free throws, but an 8-2 run handed the home team a 10 point lead with 12:35 remaining. The ThunderWolves wouldn't get within nine the rest of the way in the 11-point loss.
The ThunderWolves continue the four-game road trip with Colorado Mesa University Dec. 15 and Western State Colorado University Dec. 16.
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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.