CMU Mavericks Head to Pueblo and Colorado Springs
The Colorado Mesa Mavericks are on the road this weekend to take on two of the top teams in the conference, CSU Pueblo and University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.
The Maverick men's basketball team is 11-3 overall, and 6-2 in the RMAC after splitting a pair of games last weekend. The Mavs knocked off Colorado Christian 66-64 on Julian Vasquez's jumper at the beater, and then fell to 9th ranked Colorado Mines 61-58 when Mike Melillio's three pointer rimmed out at the buzzer.
The Mavs played both games without leading scorer Ryan Stephan, who missed the games because of a sprained foot. Head Coach Andy Shantz says Stephan's status is day-to-day at this point.
The Mavericks will need all the fire-power they can muster this weekend when they take on CSU Pueblo on Friday night, boasting a record of 8-5 overall and 4-3 in conference play. On Saturday, the Mavs take on UCCS, which heads into the weekend undefeated on the season at 13-0. If the 2nd ranked Cougars beat Western State on Friday night it would mean the CMU Mavericks would be playing an undefeated and top-ten ranked team for the second consecutive week.
The Maverick women have their hands more than full against CSU Pueblo, 7-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play, and UCCS, 11-2 overall and 6-1 in the RMAC. The Mavericks currently sit in first place in the conference standings at 7-1, 10-2 overall.
Like the men, the ladies had a buzzer over the weekend, when Erika Musante's put-back at the buzzer lifted the Mavs over the upset-minded Orediggers of Colorado Mines 44-42. On Friday, the Mavericks overcame a tough Colorado Christian squad 55-50. The Mavs have won 44 consecutive games at home.
The women's game begins at 5:30 both days, with men's action to follow.