North Dakota vs Northern Colorado

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

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) 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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North Dakota (3-8)323466
Northern Colorado (7-3) «463884

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Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Portland St.0-09-361
N. Colo.0-08-3134
Idaho0-07-3146
Montana0-06-4195
So. Utah0-06-455
Montana St.0-06-5118
Weber St.0-05-5235
Idaho St.0-03-5331
North Dakota0-04-7253
E. Wash.0-04-8183
Sac. State0-02-8282
N. Arizona0-02-9268
 
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SAV 34 Final
FLA 76
MORG 76 Final
ORE 97
DAVID 70 Final
WICH 81