Northern Colorado tops Montana State 68-59 in Big Sky clash
GREELY, Colo. (AP) — Jonah Radebaugh scored 17 points and Bodie Hume added 14 as Northern Colorado beat Montana State 68-59 on Thursday night, handing the Bobcats their first Big Sky loss.
Northern Colorado (8-5, 1-1), earned its fifth consecutive home victory, grabbing the lead midway through the first half and not letting go. Trent Harris added 10 points and six rebounds. Kai Edwards had 11 rebounds for the Bears.
Amin Adamu scored a career-high 26 points for the Bobcats (8-6), and his jumper midway through the second half pulled Montana State to within four, 45-41.
Harris answered on Northern Colorado’s next possession, then rebounded an Adamu miss and later hit from distance to start a 6-1 run for the Bears. Northern Colorado didn’t let the Bobcats within six the rest of the way.
Jubrile Belo added 13 points and seven rebounds for Montana State. Bobcats leading scorer Harald Frey (17.5 ppg) was held to five points on 2-for-7 shooting.
Northern Colorado plays Montana at home on Saturday. Montana State takes on Southern Utah on the road on Saturday.