Scores

Final

N Arizona 71

(17-11, 8-7 Big Sky)

N. Colorado 72

(17-10, 11-3 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, February 26, 2011

    Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, Greeley, Colorado

    1 2 T
    NAU 34 3771
    UNCO 35 3772

    Top Performers

    Northern Arizona: G. Rogers 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Northern Colorado: C. Kaba 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    N. Colorado 72, N. Arizona 71

    Associated Press

    GREELEY, Colo. -- Devon Beitzel scored 23 points and made two free throws with 8.6 seconds remaining as Northern Colorado moved into first place in the Big Sky Conference with a 72-71 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night.

    The Bears (17-10, 11-3) are percentage points ahead of Montana, which lost 59-55 in overtime at Eastern Washington.

    Neal Kingman added 17 points for Northern Colorado, which is 11-0 at home.

    Cameron Jones had 24 points to become the all-time scoring leader for Northern Arizona (17-11, 8-7) with 1,563 points.

    Beitzel's free throws made the score 72-69.

    Stallon Saldivar made two free throws for Northern Arizona, and the Lumberjacks got the ball back with 5.3 seconds left after Beitzel, a 91-percent free throw shooter, returned to the line and missed both attempts. Jones missed a last-gasp shot from 35 feet.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAU
    UNCO
    Points 71 72
    FG Made-Attempted 26-52 (.500) 23-62 (.371)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 8

    2010-11 Season

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