The Austin College men's basketball teams kept things tight with Colorado College before the Tigers used a strong second half to pull away and hand the 'Roos a 68-53 loss on Friday in Colorado Springs. The 'Roos are now 4-6 overall and 0-1 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
The 'Roos trailed 26-25 after the first half as both teams struggled from the field, hitting an identical 9-of-27 from the field. Both teams also hit three first half threes, with the difference being one more free throw for the Tigers.
The offensive woes continued for Austin College in the second half, as they hit just 23.7% from the field while Colorado College shot 44.4% to pull away from the 'Roos. Ransom Okpala scored 12 of his team-high 16 points in the second half but it wasn't enough to overcome the Tigers.
Okpala added six rebounds and two blocks, while Alvin Michael recorded a double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and also had a big game defensively with five steals and four blocked shots.