GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight scored 40 points with seven of Northern Colorado's 17 3-pointers and the Beats beat Sam Houston State 99-80 on Wednesday night in the CIT semifinals.
Northern Colorado made its first 10 shots from the field with four 3-pointers and Spight scored 16 points in the first half to help the Bears build a 42-39 lead after shooting 68 percent overall, including 8 of 14 from distance.
Spight was 15 of 24 from the floor to reach 1,000 career points and UNC shot 59 percent.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Andre Spight scored 25 points, Jonah Radebaugh added 20 and fifth-seeded Northern Colorado raced past fourth-seeded Weber State 80-55 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big Conference Tournament.
Spight had three 3-pointers and a 3-point play, scoring the last 12 points of a 14-0 run that put the Bears (22-11) in the lead for good, 19-7 with 11½ to go in the first half. Spight had 17 points at the break and the Bears led 42-26.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jordan Davis scored 21 points to lead four in double-figure scoring as Northern Colorado rolled to an 82-59 victory over Northern Arizona on Tuesday in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
The fifth-seeded Bears (21-10) will face fourth-seeded Weber State (20-10) in a Thursday quarterfinal.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andre Spight scored 37 points on 15-of-24 shooting to help Northern Colorado beat Portland State 85-78 on Thursday night.
Jordan Davis added 17 points, five assists and two steals for the Bears. Northern Colorado (20-10, 11-6 Big Sky) has won four in a row and six of its last seven.
Northern Colorado beats North Dakota 79-66
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Jonah Radebaugh had 19 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday and Northern Colorado beat North Dakota 79-66.
Radebaugh was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and 7 of 10 from the field overall. Jordan Davis and Andre Spight added 16 points each and Anthony Johnson scored 12 for the Bears (19-10, 10-6 Big Sky), who won their third straight and fifth of the last six.
Spight scores 40 as Northern Colorado thumps S. Utah 97-80
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had 40 points and Anthony Johnson added 25 as Northern Colorado completed its home schedule with a 97-80 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.
Northern Colorado trio score 70, rout Northern Arizona 95-60
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight, Jalen Sanders and Jordan Davis combined to score 70 points and Northern Colorado routed Northern Arizona, 95-60 on Thursday night.
The Bears held a seven-point lead at intermission, but outscored the Lumberjacks by 28 over the final 20 minutes.
Spight hit 4 of 7 from distance and finished 25 points to lead the Bears. Sanders hit 8 of 10 from the field and totaled 24 points while Davis converted 9 of 10 form the floor to amass 21 points.
Braxton, Harding lift Weber St. past N. Colorado 71-66 in OT
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Zach Braxton scored a career-high 25 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds and Weber State beat Northern Colorado 71-66 in overtime on Saturday night.
Jerrick Harding scored 23 points and made two free throws at the end of regulation to force overtime, and his jump shot with 2:53 left in the extra session made it 65-63 and Weber State (17-7, 10-2 Big Sky) never trailed again.
Vercellino, tough D late help Northern Colorado to 85-82 win
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — With one second left, Roberto Vercellino stole an inbounds pass, denying Idaho State the chance of a final basket and Northern Colorado held onto an 85-82 win on Thursday night in the Big Sky Conference.
Spight scores record 41 points in 86-63 N Colorado win
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight set career highs with 41 points and eight 3-pointers to set Northern Colorado's single-game scoring mark as the Bears beat Montana State 86-63 on Saturday.
Jalen Sanders scored 12 points with a career-high 17 rebounds, Jonah Radebaugh added 11 points with 10 boards, and the Bears (15-9, 6-5 Big Sky Conference) made 10 3-pointers and shot 51.5 percent from the field.
Montana wins 10th straight, beats Northern Colorado 88-79
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Fabijan Krslovic scored 21 points and sparked a key surge to help Montana pull away and beat Northern Colorado 88-79 on Thursday night for its tenth straight win.
Montana (17-5, 10-0 Big Sky Conference) has also won six straight road games, and is off to its best start since going 17-4 in the 2012-13 season. Northern Colorado (14-8, 5-4) has lost two consecutive games.
Eastern Washington holds 3rd, beats Northern Colorado, 67-65
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Sir Washington scored the final five points to allow Eastern Washington to hold off Northern Colorado, 67-65, in a key Big Sky Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles now are no lower than third place in conference after entering the day tied with Idaho and the Bears for third behind unbeaten Montana and idle Weber State.
Glotta’s perfect shooting leads balanced Bears in win
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Chaz Glotta led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points and was perfect from the field as Northern Colorado took down Idaho 80-63 on Thursday night.
Andre Spight added 13 points and 9 assists for the Bears (14-7, 5-3 Big Sky Conference), while Jonah Radebaugh had 13 points and 8 rebounds. Five of Glotta's six baskets were 3-pointers.
Northern Colorado led wire-to-wire, racing to a 21-9 lead. Idaho did not score its first basket until nearly five minutes into the game.
Spight’s deep 3-ball sends N. Colorado past N. Dakota in OT
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight sank a buzzer-beating, 3-point heave just inside the half-court line to give Northern Colorado a 94-91 win in overtime against North Dakota on Saturday night.
Northern Colorado uses 20-0 run to beat Idaho State 94-80
GREELY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight scored seven of his career-high 30 points during a 20-0 first-half run and Northern Colorado beat Idaho State 94-80 on Saturday.
Spight made 12 of 19 from the field and all five of his free-throw attempts. Anthony Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jalen Sanders scored 10 points for Northern Colorado (12-7, 3-3 Big Sky).
Weber State rallies in second half for 78-74 victory
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 21 points, Zach Braxton added 18 and Weber State defeated Northern Colorado 78-74 on Thursday night.
Harding was right on his average of 21.5 points per game that leads the Big Sky Conference. Ryan Richardson made three 3-pointers and scored 14 points with Ricky Nelson adding 12, including 10 of 11 free throws, for the Wildcats (10-6, 3-1 Big Sky), who have won three straight and six of seven.
N. Colorado withstands Idaho flurry for 81-77 win
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight tied a career-high with 28 points with six 3-pointers and Jordan Davis scored 23 and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 81-77 on Sunday.
Northern Colorado (11-4, 2-0 Big Sky Conference) went up 77-68 on a 3-point play from Davis off a layup, and another free throw with 2:23 to play, before Idaho's 50-second, 7-0 run. Jordan Scott made a layup, Perrion Callandret got a 3-point play off a dunk and Brayon Blake dropped in a layup with 46 seconds left.
Spight, Northern Colorado top Eastern Washington 88-75
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington 88-75 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Friday night.
The Bears (10-4) pushed the lead into double digits for good during an 8-2 run that ended at 74-61, and followed with an 11-4 run that extended to their largest lead at 85-67 with 1:21 to play.
Spight has 7 3s, 27 points, N Colorado whips Denver 83-63
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had seven 3-pointers and 27 points, Anthony Johnson scored 23 points with five 3s and Northern Colorado rolled to an 83-63 win over Denver on Wednesday night.
Spight had five 3s, the last a half-court buzzer-beater than gave him 18 points and the Bears (8-3) a 45-22 lead at the half. The Pioneers (5-6) made the first basket of the second half but Spight quickly answered to double up the score at 48-24.
Sanders, Spight lead Northern Colorado past Panhandle State
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Freshman Jalen Sanders had 17 of his career-high 21 points in the first half, Andre Spight finished with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists and Northern Colorado cruised to a 104-53 win over Division II Panhandle State on Sunday.
Johnson leads N. Colorado past NAIA Northern New Mexico
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Anthony Johnson hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points and Jordan Davis scored 14 with four assists and four blocks to help Northern Colorado beat NAIA Northern New Mexico 97-62 on Tuesday night.
Andre Spight added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Northern Colorado (2-2).
UC Davis rallies to beat N Colorado 74-59 behind Moneke
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Chima Moneke scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting, Siler Schneider scored a go-ahead 3-pointer amid a 28-10 second-half run, and UC Davis rallied to beat Northern Colorado 74-59 on Monday night to win their season opener.