Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Tate Unruh scored 23 points to lead the
Northern Colorado Bears to an 85-75 decision over the Portland State Vikings
in a Big Sky Conference bout at the Stott Center.
Derrick Barden added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Bears (11-17, 9-10
Big Sky), who earned their second-straight win. Tevin Svihovec chipped in 10
points and six boards.
Aaron Moore came off the bench to lead Portland State (8-18, 5-13) with 20
points. Michael Harthun and Dre Winston produced 18 and 13 points,
respectively, while Lateef McMullan tallied 11 points and six assists. The
Vikings have now lost twice in a row after notching three consecutive
The first half was closely contested as Portland State hit on 46.4 percent of
its field goal attempts including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and the Bears
shot an even 50 percent from the floor with four makes from 3-point range.
Thanks to a 16-11 edge in rebounds, Northern Colorado attempts two more field
goals and took a 44-41 lead into the intermission.
The Vikings stayed consistent to shoot 46.4 percent from the field once again
in the second stanza, but the Bears heated up to hit on 56.7 percent of their
field goal tries. Unruh knocked down three shots from beyond the arc in the
second half to help Northern Colorado run off to the 10-point win.
Northern Colorado outscored the Vikings, 30-21, from 3-point range and also,
16-10, in points off of turnovers.
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