Scores

Final

Montana State 50

(12-15, 6-9 Big Sky)

N. Colorado 77

(14-17, 8-8 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, March 1, 2009

    1 2 T
    MTST 23 2750
    UNCO 36 4177

    Top Performers

    Montana St: D. Mbunga 8 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast

    Northern Colorado: J. Banks 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    N. Colorado 77, Montana St. 50

    Associated Press

    GREELEY, Colo. -- Jabril Banks scored 14 points as Northern Colorado defeated Montana State 77-50 Sunday, guaranteeing the Bears a fifth seed in the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

    Northern Colorado led 13-2 with 15:49 left in the first half as the Bears started 6-of-6 from the field while Montana State was 1-of-6. The Bears went nearly six minutes into the game before missing their first shot.

    Northern Colorado shot 54.5 percent in the second half while holding the Bobcats to 28.6 percent.

    No Bobcat scored in double digits. Marquis Navarre and Bobby Howard each had nine points.

    Northern Colorado will play Idaho State in Pocatello, Idaho, Saturday in the first round of the conference tournament.

    Montana State, the sixth seed, will play at Montana Saturday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    UNCO
    Points 50 77
    FG Made-Attempted 16-52 (.308) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 22-26 (.846)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 28

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 22, 2009 UNCO 65, @MTST 55Recap
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