IRVINE, Texas – CooXooEii Black became the 22nd player in the history of Colorado College men’s basketball to score 1,000 career points, but his efforts were not enough to get the Tigers a victory at the University of Dallas.
The Crusaders connected on 12 of 29 shots from behind the arc and pulled away in the second half for a 70-49 victory at the Maher Center on Friday night.
Black reached the milestone 4:14 into the contest when he grabbed the rebound of a shot by senior guard Edmund Pendleton and worked himself open for a layup.
The senior forward finished with a game-high 23 points and ran his career total to 1,014, which leaves him only nine away from climbing to 19th place on the program’s career list.
A three-pointer by freshman Isaac Zachem on CC’s next possession gave the Tigers a 13-3 lead and they were able to play from in front until the opening minute of the second half.
Michael Wambsganss and Dustin Mathis dialed long distance on back-to-back possessions to give Dallas a four-point edge.
Freshman guard Aaron Acosta hit a triple to get Colorado College back to within a point, but the Crusaders connected on two more three-pointers during an 8-0 run as they began to pull away.
After Pendleton sank a pair of free throws to pull the Tigers to within 10 with 9:51 on the clock, UD answered with 10 in a row to take command of the game.
Pendleton finished with 10 points for CC, which slipped to 6-14 overall and 2-9 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
In addition to its advantage in three-point shooting, the Crusaders enjoyed a 46-29 margin on the glass.
Wambsganss went 3-for-7 from behind the arc led Dallas with 17 points.
Joshua Nunn added 12 points and four assists for UD, which improved to 7-10 overall and 5-4 in conference play.
Colorado College plays host to Southwestern University and Texas Lutheran University next Friday and Saturday, respectively, in the final two home games of the season.