While his old teammates pulled away late for a 75-57 victory against New Mexico Wednesday night, former CU player Tre'Shaun Fletcher was enjoying an eventful night with his new team, Toledo.
Playing on the road at Mercy, Fletcher inexplicably took a foul at midcourt with 2.6 seconds remaining and his team leading by two points, mistakenly believing his team was up by three. After Mercy tied the game at the free throw line, Fletcher enjoyed redemption with a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
Fletcher finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, posting his fifth double-double in eight games. Fletcher is averaging 17.9 points and 9.9 rebounds for the Rockets. Fletcher recorded more turnovers than assists in all three seasons with CU but so far has collected 35 assists with 21 turnovers for Toledo.
Fletcher was part of a 2013 freshman class that also included eventual transfers Dustin Thomas and Jaron Hopkins, who left after their 2014-15 sophomore season. Only current fifth-year senior George King has seen his career all the way through at CU from the 2013 freshman class.
Thomas was suspended for the first three games of his senior season at Arkansas, but he scored six points with two rebounds and two assists in a victory Tuesday against Colorado State. In five games since his return, Thomas is averaging 5.8 points and 5.0 rebounds.
At Fresno State Hopkins is off to a fast start, averaging 12.4 points and 5.4 rebounds with a .541 shooting percentage through the Bulldogs' first nine games.