COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore guard Derrick White earned his second RMAC Offensive Player of the Week award this season after a 38-point performance last Saturday night against Colorado State-Pueblo. He tied for second in program records against the ThunderWolves in the Second Annual Downtown Classic.
White went 12-of-21 from the field and 11-of-14 from the free throw line in the most points scored in a conference game in program history. It ties for the second-best performance in the RMAC and ranks among the top 50 performances in NCAA Division II this season. He earned his first conference weekly award earlier this season in the first game against CSU-Pueblo with 27 points and seven assists against the ThunderWolves on Jan. 4.
White ranks No. 30 in Division II with 20.7 points per game and is No. 24 with 130 made free throws this season. He moved into second in UCCS career records for free throws made with 294 in less than two full seasons and is 68 free throws away from tying the record. White is also 49 points away from tying for No. 10 in career scoring records with 812 points.
White is second in the RMAC in scoring, third in assists, fifth in field goal percentage, fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio, sixth in blocked shots and No. 10 in rebounding.
The Mountain Lions are tied for third in the RMAC standings at 11-5 with six games remaining in the regular season. UCCS clinched its third winning season and first since the 2006-07 season with the win last Saturday against CSU-Pueblo. The Mountain Lions will play at home this weekend against two other teams in the top five of the conference standings with fifth-place Adams State on Friday and third-place Fort Lewis on Saturday.
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