Scores

Final

N Colorado 69

(13-17, 10-10 Big Sky)

Montana State 56

(13-17, 10-10 Big Sky)

    10:00 PM ET, March 14, 2013

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    UNCO 28 4169
    MTST 30 2656

    Top Performers

    Northern Colorado: T. Unruh 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Montana State: P. Egwuonwu 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    N. Colorado 69, Montana St. 56

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Tate Unruh scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and Northern Colorado advanced to the Big Sky tournament semifinals with a 69-56 win over Montana State on Thursday night.

    Tim Huskisson had 14 points and seven rebounds, Tevin Svihovec scored 12 including an 8 for 9 performance from the free-throw line and the fifth-seeded Bears shot 58.8 percent from the field in the second half.

    The Bears (13-17) were 23 of 28 from the line overall, going 17 for 19 in the second half. Northern Colorado (13-17) out-rebounded the Bobcats 35-23.

    Christian Moon led fourth-seeded Montana State (13-17) with 15 points and Paul Egwuonwu had 11 points and eight rebounds.

    Northern Colorado will face top seeded Montana in the Big Sky tournament semifinals Friday. The Bears are 0-2 against the regular season Big Sky champs this season, losing 85-77 on Jan. 12 and 73-63 on Feb. 7.

    The Grizzlies received a first-round bye in the tournament.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCO
    MTST
    Points 69 56
    FG Made-Attempted 20-41 (.488) 21-53 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-28 (.821) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 8

    2012-13 Season

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