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Vercellino, tough D late help Northern Colorado to 85-82 win

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) With one second left, Roberto Vercellino stole an inbounds pass, denying Idaho State the chance of a final basket and Northern Colorado held onto an 85-82 win on Thursday night in the Big Sky Conference.

Vercellino, who played just four minutes in the second half, also blocked a potential tying shot with four seconds left. Jordan Davis led the Bears with 24 points, Andre Spight added 18. Northern Colorado (16-9, 7-5) shot 57 percent (30 of 53) and lost three players - who scored a combined 26 points - to fouls and two others were playing with four.

There were 58 fouls and 72 free throws in the game.

Neither team had a lead larger than 10 and Idaho State was trailing by eight with 1:39 to play when Brandon Boyd scored five points in a 7-1 rally that closed the gap to 83-81 in a minute.

The Bengals got the ball on a turnover with 16 seconds to go, but Vercellino blocked Boyd's attempt for a layup and then had the clinching steal.

Boyd scored 26 for the Bengals (10-12, 5-6), Geno Luzcando added 19.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo N. Colo. 16-9 325385
home team logo Idaho St. 10-12 404282
Team Stats
away team logo N. Colo. 16-9 80.1 PPG 38.4 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Idaho St. 10-12 76.0 PPG 38 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
0
J. Davis 24.2 PPG 5.4 RPG 4.8 APG 47.5 FG%
15
B. Boyd 13.9 PPG 2.5 RPG 4.4 APG 40.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB