After finishing the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons failing to reach double digit wins with records of 7-10 and 4-24 respectively, the Colorado Christian University Cougars men’s basketball team completed the 2012-2013 campaign with an overall record of 15-17. CCU posted a 10-12 mark in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
It was the most wins for the Cougars since the 2008-2009 NCCAA Championship team finished the season 21-13. CCU finished that year with a 12-8 RMAC record.
The 2012-2013 RMAC season ended with a 87-75 loss to Metro State in the conference tournament. The Roadrunners of Metro State reached the finals of the NCAA Division II National Championship.
The Cougars also lost 85-77 to Southern Nazarene University from Bartlesville, Oklahoma in the opening round of the NCCAA tournament. The loss to SNU ended CCU’s basketball season.
During the post-game interview, Head Coach Kevin Lubbers expressed, “Our kids had a solid year and we made some good progress as a program. I don’t think today is a reflection of our season, but it is a reminder that we still have a long way to go as a program.”
CCU was led in scoring for the season by Michael Brown with 13.7 points per game, Kyle Weaver at 12.7 and Avery Redmond at 11.8. Leading rebounders were Josh McBeth with 4.3 per game and Joey Trinkle with 4.4.