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Final

N Colorado 82

(15-10, 10-3 Big Sky)

New Mexico St 80

(14-13, 8-4 WAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, February 19, 2011

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    UNCO 52 3082
    NMSU 43 3780

    Top Performers

    Northern Colorado: D. Beitzel 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico State: H. Laroche 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    N. Colorado 82, New Mexico St. 80

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Devon Beitzel scored 28 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:31 remaining, to lead Northern Colorado to an 82-80 victory over New Mexico State in a BracketBusters game Saturday.

    Beitzel scored on a backdoor layup to put the Bears (15-10) up 80-78. Neal Kingman added a free throw with 56.6 seconds to play for Northern Colorado, then Taylor Montgomery drew a charge on New Mexico State's Hernst Laroche with 4.1 seconds left to seal the win.

    Chris Kaba and Kingman added 15 points each for the Bears, and Montgomery scored 11.

    Laroche led New Mexico State (14-13) with 19 points. Troy Gillenwater and Gordo Castillo each had 13.

    Northern Colorado hit 9 of 14 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 52-43 lead, then missed all 11 shots from long range after the intermission.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCO
    NMSU
    Points 82 80
    FG Made-Attempted 28-58 (.483) 25-44 (.568)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 9-16 (.563)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-29 (.586) 21-32 (.656)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 2

    2010-11 Season

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