Scores

Final

N Colorado 42

(14-10, 10-3 Big Sky)

Montana 55

(18-7, 10-3 Big Sky)

    9:00 PM ET, February 12, 2011

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    UNCO 22 2042
    MONT 35 2055

    Top Performers

    Northern Colorado: D. Beitzel 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

    Montana: B. Qvale 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Montana 55, N. Colorado 42

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Montana moved into a first-place tie in the Big Sky Conference after defeating Northern Colorado 55-42 Saturday night.

    The Grizzlies and Bears now have identical 10-3 conference records, and the two teams split their season series.

    Brian Qvale led Montana (18-7) with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Derek Selvig added 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

    Devon Beitzel accounted for more than half of Northern Colorado's scoring with his 22 points. The Bears (14-10) shot 23 percent from the field and made just 3 of 23 3-pointers. Beitzel was 8 of 17 from the field, while the rest of the Bears were a combined 6 for 43 (14 percent).

    Northern Colorado missed its first nine shot attempts as Montana jumped out to a 10-0 lead. The Grizzlies upped that margin to 21-4 after a layup by Qvale with 11:22 remaining in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCO
    MONT
    Points 42 55
    FG Made-Attempted 14-60 (.233) 20-44 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-23 (.130) 3-16 (.188)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 12-17 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2010-11 Season

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