DENVER— Colorado College shot 50.9-percent from the field as they defeated Cal Lutheran men's basketball 77-54 on Saturday night.
The Kingsmen struggled from the field, going 19-of-57 from the field and 7-for-28 behind the three-point arc. The Tigers took the early lead by shooting 44.8-percent in the first half and followed it up with 57-percent in the second half.
Connor Cole came up big on the glass, tallying four offensive rebounds, and had seven in total. The Kingsmen moved the ball around as Chaplin had a team-high three assists and Brown was next with two.
The Tigers held the advantage in rebounds (41-to-28), points in the paint (32-to-20) and assists (21-9).
Cal Lutheran had it rolling at the beginning as the Kingsmen took a 10-6 lead after a three-pointer by brown. Colorado Col. Fired back with an 8-0 run and took the lead 14-10. The teams exchanged the lead over the next few minutes until the Tigers took a 17-16 lead.
CC tallied another costly run, this one 9-0 as the led the Kingsmen 26-16 with 5:13 left. The Tigers kept the distance the rest of the first half and were up 32-20 at the break. CLU could not recover after the first half deficit as Colorado Col. Won the game 77-54.
Next up for the Kingsmen (1-3) is their home opener. Cal Lutheran welcomes Hamilton on Friday at 7 p.m.
Box Score: CC 77, CLU 54
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Release by Ryan Jorgenson, Sports Information Director