GREELEY, Colo. -- Tevin Svihovec scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, dished out four assists and Northern Colorado outlasted Northern Arizona 76-68 on Thursday night.
The Bears led 35-26 at halftime but surrendered a 9-0 run by the Lumberjacks capped off by Max Jacobsen's lay-up to tie it at 35 just 1:42 into the second half. Northern Colorado responded with a 14-6 run over the next 6 minutes and didn't look back.
Northern Arizona committed 23 turnovers while the Bears had 14 steals.
Gabe Rogers led Northern Arizona (9-16, 6-9) with 23 points and three rebounds. DeWayne Russell had 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench for the Lumberjacks.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite