POCATELLO, Idaho -- Led by the 16 points of Neal Kingman, Northern Colorado won its 20th game by beating Idaho State 68-59 on Friday night.
The Bears (20-5, 9-3 Big Sky) also got strong performances from Will Figures, with 10 points and three assists, and Mike Proctor, with nine points and six rebounds.The Bengals (6-18, 3-9) were led by Broderick Gilchrest, with 20 points and five assists, and Demetrius Monroe, with 15 points.Northern Colorado outrebounded Idaho State 33-23. The Bears also scored 25 points off turnovers and had 19 second-chance points.The Bears enjoyed their biggest lead at 64-42 with 6:15 left. The Bengals put on a late rally to reduce the final margin to nine.The Bears led early, but the Bengals reduced it to 27-22 with 3:42 left in the first half. Then Northern Colorado went on 9-2 run for a 38-24 halftime lead.