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UAPB goes cold in Colorado

by I.C. Murrell Pine Bluff Commercial | November 14, 2021 at 4:15 a.m.
Colorado State guard Isaiah Stevens celebrates sinking a three-point basket in this March 25, 2021, file photo. (AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Two University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff men's basketball players registered 20-plus points late Friday, but Colorado State University shot 56.1% from the field and made 8 of 16 3-point attempts in defeating the Golden Lions 91-71 before 4,776 people at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo.

UAPB (0-2), continuing a seven-game western swing to start the season, got 26 points from Shawn Williams, who shot 8 for 18 from the floor, including 6 of 13 from behind the arc in 35 minutes of action. Kylen Milton contributed 24 points on 9-of-18 field-goal shooting (5 of 11 from 3-point range).

Dequan Morris was the only other Golden Lion in double figures, with 10 points. Trey Sampson, who went for 29 points at Creighton University on Tuesday, was held to six points.

The Lions never led and trailed 41-29 at halftime. More than half of their field-goal attempts (37 of 69) were from 3-point range, and as a team they made only 26 field goals (37.7%), including 11 from the perimeter. UAPB also made 8 of 10 free throws.

Colorado State (2-0) got to the foul line often, shooting 19 of 21. They made 32 of 57 shots from the floor.

David Roddy had 28 points, shooting 10 of 15 from the floor and pulling down 13 rebounds to lead the Rams. Isaiah Stevens added 23 points and six rebounds, while Dischon Thomas and James Moors added eight points apiece.

UAPB will play the University of Wyoming at 3 p.m. Central today in Laramie. The game can be streamed on the Mountain West Digital Network (


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