POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Sean Taibi played only nine minutes, but scored 16 points, including 10 in a decisive two-minute, 12-2 run in the second half, to help Northern Colorado beat Idaho State 76-66 on Thursday night.
Will Figures had 14 points, Jabril Banks tallied 13 points and Taylor Montgomery added 12 for the Bears (10-13, 4-7 Big Sky). Jefferson Mason finished with 11 points and eight rebounds for Northern Colorado.
With 7:29 remaining in the game, Idaho State (9-14, 6-4) pulled to within 50-48, but then Taibi got hot, hitting two consecutive 3-pointers and making two layups during Idaho State's 12-2 critical run that gave the Bears a 60-50 lead that the Bengals couldn?t overcome.
The Bears led 30-27 at halftime.