UMES INCONSISTENT IN 92-65 LOSS AT COLORADO
Dec. 30, 2010
BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team showed a lot of fight but were overcome by inconsistency as they fell, 92-65, to the University of Colorado Wednesday night at the Coors Events Center.
Redshirt junior Hillary Haley (Oxon Hill, Md.) tallied 18 points in the loss on 7-of-12 shooting from the field. Haley also chipped in four rebounds and a steal on the night. Senior Kevin White (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added in 12 points while junior Dishawn Bradshaw (Baltimore, Md.) had 11 of his own. Tonight's game marks the third consecutive double-figure scoring effort by both Bradshaw and Haley.
The Hawks (3-9) were led in rebounding by junior Tyler Hines (Sicklerville, N.J.), who had seven in the contest (five defensive).
"We had some good spots throughout the game, but there just weren't enough," said head coach Frankie Allen. "In the second half the Buffs turned it up to second gear and we were unable to keep up. We can go home feeling good about playing one half of basketball against a Big 12 opponent well. As the game wore on, we just became a big dysfunctional, so to speak. We've got to do a better job of being a little more consistent in how we do things as the game goes on."
UMES started the game with 3-pointers by Haley and Bradshaw within the first two minutes. The Hawks led the game, 13-9, going into the first media timeout. Over the next three minutes, CU (9-4) went on a 10-0 scoring run.
With less than eight minutes in the half, UMES came within one point at 28-27 with free throws from freshman Joseph Swift (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and then tied the game at 30-30 with a trey by redshirt sophomore Mark Robertson (Lakewood, N.J.). The Buffaloes then went on a 16-3 run to finish the half with a score of 46-33.
At the 16:51 mark, Haley banked in a long trey from the top of the arc to pull within eight at 50-42. Within the last 10 minutes of the game, CU really put the pressure on and took a lead by as much as 27 points three times.
Austin Dufault tallied a game-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting in addition to grabbing seven rebounds for the Buffaloes.
UMES wraps up their non-conference schedule on Monday, Jan. 3 as they take on another Big 12 opponent, Oklahoma, at the Lloyd Noble Center.