GREELEY, Colo. -- Paul Garnica gave the Bears the lift they were looking for, scoring 21 points in 21 minutes off the bench including six 3-pointers for Northern Colorado in a 78-63 victory over Idaho State on Thursday night.
Northern Colorado (5-13, 3-7 Big Sky) hit 15 total 3-pointers against the Bengals, had 19 assists and shot 56.2 percent from the field, making 27 of 48 attempts.
Nick Mason hit a 3-pointer to close out the first half for Idaho State and cut Northern Colorado's lead to one, 29-28, but the Bears opened the second half with a 37-17 run to put the Bengals away.
NCAA title-game hero Kris Jenkins says he will withdraw his name for the NBA draft and will return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.