Scores

Final

N Arizona 70

(19-12, 9-7 Big Sky)

N Colorado 73

(20-10, 13-3 Big Sky)

    10:00 PM ET, March 8, 2011

    Butler-Hancock Hall, Greeley, Colorado

    1 2 T
    NAU 45 2570
    UNCO 43 3073

    Top Performers

    Northern Arizona: C. Jones 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Northern Colorado: D. Beitzel 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl

    N. Colorado 73, N. Arizona 70

    Associated Press

    GREELEY, Colo. -- Devon Beitzel scored 25 points and Chris Kaba added 14, sparking a second-half charge that led top-seeded Northern Colorado past Northern Arizona 73-70 on Tuesday night in the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals.

    The Bears (20-10) move on to face defending tournament champion Montana in the title game Wednesday night. The Grizzlies used a late spurt to beat Weber State 57-40 in the earlier semifinal.

    Cameron Jones had a chance to tie in the waning seconds, but his 3-pointer hit off the back rim and rolled out, winding up in the arms of Beitzel, the league's MVP this season.

    Jones finished with 24 points for the Lumberjacks (19-12).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAU
    UNCO
    Points 70 73
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 18-49 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-28 (.286) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 32-35 (.914)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 12

    2010-11 Season

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    Jan 31, 2011 @NAU 65, UNCO 54Recap
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