GREELEY, Colo. -- Derrick Barden scored 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds Saturday night to lead Northern Colorado to its third straight victory, 78-64 over Sacramento State.
Northern Colorado never trailed, scoring the game's first four points en route to a 45-27 halftime lead. The Bears increased their advantage to as many as 20 in the second half before Sacramento State rallied, but the Hornets couldn't get within single digits.
The Bears now hold a 10-4 lead in the all-time series between the schools.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.