Idaho State vs Northern Colorado

N. Colorado 78, Idaho St. 63


GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Paul Garnica gave the Bears the lift they were looking for, scoring 21 points in 21 minutes off the bench including six 3-pointers for Northern Colorado in a 78-63 victory over Idaho State on Thursday night.

Northern Colorado (5-13, 3-7 Big Sky) hit 15 total 3-pointers against the Bengals, had 19 assists and shot 56.2 percent from the field, making 27 of 48 attempts.

Nick Mason hit a 3-pointer to close out the first half for Idaho State and cut Northern Colorado's lead to one, 29-28, but the Bears opened the second half with a 37-17 run to put the Bengals away.

Tate Unruh hit five 3-pointers for 15 points, Tim Huckisson had 15 and Tevin Svihovec chipped in with 10 points and six assists for the Bears.

Melvin Morgan led Idaho State (4-15, 3-7) with 18 points and Neveij Walters scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

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Idaho State Bengals
C. Hansen, F303-100-03019
A. Preh, C120-10-00130
A. Hatchett, G294-90-06119
M. Morgan, G285-125-622018
T. Sanchez, G282-60-02314
N. Walters225-60-270310
N. Ezenwa180-10-03120
S. Baldwin142-34-40218
N. Mason101-10-10003
J. Kusmieruk51-10-03012
D. Kostur30-20-00000
Totals 23-529-1327101363
Northern Colorado Bears
D. Barden, F303-41-28007
T. Huskisson, F255-92-421415
C. Osborne, C171-20-03122
T. Svihovec, G304-92-216010
T. Unruh, G235-70-033115
P. Garnica216-103-331121
J. Davis Jr.192-30-03345
E. Addo171-30-02212
G. Tucker100-10-01230
B. Douvier30-01-20001
B. Keane30-00-00000
X. James10-00-00000
Totals 27-489-1327191678
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
North Dakota14-422-10144
E. Wash.13-522-12148
Weber St.12-620-14185
Montana St.11-716-16254
Sac. State9-913-18293
Portland St.7-1115-16268
N. Colo.7-1111-18287
N. Arizona6-129-23335
Idaho St.3-156-26340
So. Utah3-156-27341
Other games
ILL 75 Final
ARIZ 57 Final
BUTL 58 Final
STL 75
GONZ 88 Final
LMU 43