The No. 1 Central Missouri Mules got their shot back on day two of the Las Vegas High Desert Classic, and coasted to a 102-81 win over Long Island-C.W. Post. Senior forward Sanijay Watts led the way with a career-high 33 points. The 10-0 mark is the fastest start since 2006-07 for Central Missouri, when the Mules set the school record by winning their first 19 games.
The Pioneers (3-4) scored the game’s first bucket, but five quick points by the Mules gave them the lead for good with 18:32 to play in the half. Central Missouri stretched it to 15 by the 8:49 mark. UCM hit 52.8 percent in the half, and it was led in scoring by Alex Moosmann with 13, and Watts with 12. Ryan Harris also chipped in eight.
The Mules forced CWP into 11 first-half turnovers as well, committing only five. Central Missouri came out on fire in the second half, pushing its lead to its biggest of the night at 29, just seconds after C.W. Post head coach Tim Cluess was ejected for two technical fouls. The Pioneers could not get closer than 21 the rest of the way. Story courtesy of UCM Athletics.