Scores

Final

N. Colorado 79

(5-7, 1-0 Big Sky)

Portland St 66

(7-6, 0-1 Big Sky)

    10:05 PM ET, December 29, 2010

    Stott Center, Portland, Oregon

    1 2 T
    UNCO 41 3879
    PRST 27 3966

    Top Performers

    Northern Colorado: D. Beitzel 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Portland St: C. Harriel 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

    N. Colorado 79, Portland St. 66

    Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Devon Beitzel scored 26 points to lead Northern Colorado to a 79-66 victory over Portland State in a Big Sky opener Wednesday night.

    Neal Kingman added 14 points for the Bears (5-7), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

    Charles Odum led the Vikings (7-6) with 16 points, while Chehales Tapscott and Chris Harriel each scored 15.

    Northern Colorado never trailed. The Bears opened an early 17-8 lead thanks to a 9-2 run capped by Paul Garnica's layup barely seven minutes into the game.

    The Bears, who led by 22 points in the second half, put the game away when Beitzel was intentionally fouled on a fast break, converted the basket and hit both free throws with 14:02 left to make it 58-38.

    The Vikings never seriously challenged the rest of the way.

    The Bears shot 50 percent, while Portland State managed 49 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCO
    PRST
    Points 79 66
    FG Made-Attempted 31-61 (.508) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 9-17 (.529)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 0

    2010-11 Season

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