A desperation three-point try by Stargell Love was off the mark as time ran out Saturday night, and Colorado State-Pueblo escaped the Wilson Complex with an 88-85 verdict over New Mexico Highlands.
Mannie Cass led all scorers with 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with nine rebounds. Lavell McDade had 21 points and nine assists. Lionel Coleman scored 16.
The ThunderWolves had trailed by as double digits early in the game.
Highlands dashed out to an 11-1 head start and it was 15-5 after a Josh Monroy layup at the 13:16 mark.
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