Denver, Colo.: The Regis Rangers trailed for 32 minutes and 32 seconds but a three-pointer by junior Corbin Green from 26-feet straightaway put the Rangers up three with just .3 of a second remaining, completing an improbable comeback.
Junior Jarrett Green hit a high-arching three pointer over an outstretched defender with the shot clock running down to tie the game at 77. UCCS' freshman of the year candidate Derrick White hit a free throw with 2:58 left stretching the lead to 75-69. Regis' freshman of the year candidate Kevin Marshall cut the lead to one following an old-fashioned three-point play with 1:57 left.
The Regis (9-15, 8-13 RMAC) defense was stout late in the game, not allowing UC-Colorado Springs a field goal over the final 5:43 of the contest.
UCCS built a 12-point lead in the first half including the halftime score of 41-29. The Mountain Lions stretched the lead to as many as 15 early in the second half before the Rangers started chipping away at the lead.
Marshall and Jarrett Green were huge in the second half with 15 and 13 points respectively. The two starting guards combined for 45 points on 17-of-31 (54.8 percent) shooting. Regis forced UCCS into 20 turnovers scoring 20 points off the turnovers.
The Rangers went 9-for-19 from three-point range including a 4-for-7 performance from Marshall. Corbin Green came off the bench to chip in with nine points, while sophomore Dylan King and junior Joseph Bodman each supplying eight points. Bodman led all players with nine rebounds, with senior Demitrius Owens grabbing eight caroms.
Owens also led the team with four assists and three steals including a timely steal late in the game.
The Rangers were elminated from postseason consideration with Western State's win over Fort Lewis. The Rangers two seniors, Owens and Dionte Goodlett will look to go out with a bang as Regis hosts CSU-Pueblo in the season finale.