In four of its five victories, UC has hit at least 10 3-pointers. In a 62-59 victory against Fairmont State the Golden Eagles had only seven 3-pointers, but hit five of those in the second half to come back from an 11-point halftime deficit.
"This is the fourth straight game we haven't shot well," Collins said. "That's a major factor for us winning games. Like the Shepherd game, past the fact that we didn't shoot well, we didn't play hard.
"They're awfully good defensively and we knew they were awfully good defensively."
Jorden Lykes had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Maquasia Ferebee had 12 points and 10 boards for the Senators.
The Golden Eagles are off until Jan. 3 when they visit Concord in a WVC matchup set for 5:30 p.m.
In the meantime, UC is on pace to set records for 3-pointers by a Collins-coached women's team.
In 2010-11, the third of Collins' four seasons at Texas Permian Basin, the Falcons were 246-of-778 from 3-point range. At their current pace, the Golden Eagles would finish the season 270-of-850.
Even for a coach who likes a lot of 3-pointers, that's too many.
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