Scores

Final

N Colorado 84

(11-4, 5-1 Big Sky)

Montana 73

(7-8, 2-4 Big Sky)

    9:00 PM ET, January 18, 2014

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    UNCO 40 4484
    MONT 39 3473

    Top Performers

    Northern Colorado: D. Barden 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Montana: K. Jamar 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    North Colorado defeats Montana 84-73

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Derrick Barden and Tate Unruh combined for 40 points as Northern Colorado defeated Montana 84-73 Saturday night.

    Barden and Unruh each scored 20 as Northern Colorado bounced back from its first conference defeat, a 70-55 loss to Montana State Thursday night.

    Tevin Svihovec scored 12 points for Northern Colorado (11-4, 5-1 Big Sky Conference).

    Montana took at 44-40 lead early in the second half, but the Bears went on a 17-4 run to lead 57-48 with 11:30 to play. Michael Weisner made a 3-pointer as Montana closed to 75-67 with 2:13 remaining. Dominique Lee answered with two free throws and Barden had a dunk to extend the lead to 79-67.

    Northern Colorado was 29 of 50 from the field (58 percent) while shooting 5 of 10 from beyond the arc. The Bears won the rebound battle, 31 to 15.

    Kareem Jamar led Montana (7-8, 2-4) with 23 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCO
    MONT
    Points 84 73
    FG Made-Attempted 29-50 (.580) 25-47 (.532)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-28 (.750) 18-24 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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