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Northern Colorado vs Montana State

N. Colorado 69, Montana St. 56

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - 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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Scoreboard
Northern Colorado (13-17) «284169
Montana State (13-17)302656
 
Northern Colorado Bears
D. Barden, F383-71-24228
T. Huskisson, F295-114-671214
C. Osborne, C362-30-19324
T. Unruh, G356-106-672221
T. Svihovec, G342-58-940012
G. Tucker140-24-40104
P. Garnica92-20-01106
E. Addo50-10-01010
Totals 20-4123-283510969
 48.8%82.1% 
Montana State Bobcats
P. Egwuonwu, F395-121-283211
F. Davis, F232-72-32046
C. Moon, G345-124-731215
M. Colbert, G332-60-02125
A. Biglow, G224-70-011410
C. Coleman223-62-21029
D. Robison160-10-02010
M. Dison50-10-00000
E. Norman40-10-00100
B. Brumwell10-00-00020
J. Budinich10-00-00000
Totals 21-539-142371956
 39.6%64.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Weber St.14-619-12
Montana12-817-13
North Dakota12-817-17
N. Arizona12-815-17
N. Colo.11-918-14
Portland St.11-917-15
E. Wash.10-1015-16
Sac. State10-1014-16
Montana St.9-1114-17
Idaho St.8-1211-18
So. Utah1-192-27
 
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