Scores

Final

North Dakota 66

(3-8, 0-1 Big Sky)

N Colorado 84

(7-3, 1-0 Big Sky)

4:00 PM ET, December 29, 2013

Butler-Hancock Hall, Greeley, Colorado

1 2 T
UND 32 3466
UNCO 46 3884

Top Performers

North Dakota: J. Nash 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

Northern Colorado: D. Barden 18 Pts, 14 Reb

N. Colorado beats cold-shooting N. Dakota 84-66

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Derrick Barden scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Northern Colorado muscled its way to an 84-66 conference opener against North Dakota on Sunday.

Tim Huskisson, Dominique Lee and Tevin Svihovec each scored 13 points for the Bears (7-3, 1-0 Big Sky). Northern Colorado shot 60 percent from the field, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range, and out-boarded North Dakota 41-25.

Jaron Nash poured in a career-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting for North Dakota(3-8, 0-1). Troy Huff added 13, but hit just 3 of 12 from the field as cold-shooting North Dakota shot just 36.9 percent (24-65).

After some early back-and-forth, Barden hit a pair of buckets to give Northern Colorado the lead for good at 12-11. The Bears zoomed away from there, holding North Dakota scoreless for the next seven minutes while building a 32-11 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UND
UNCO
Points 66 84
FG Made-Attempted 24-65 (.369) 29-48 (.604)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 7-12 (.583)
FT Made-Attempted 13-23 (.565) 19-21 (.905)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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