GREELEY, Colo. — 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.
Northern Colorado led 15-8 after Spight hit his first set of back-to-back 3s, 33-25 after his second set, and 38-34 at halftime behind his 18 points.
Spight hit four 3s in a 16-6 run for a 54-40 Bears’ lead and Northern Colorado led by 21 on Sanders’ free throw with 3:21 to go. Spight scored seven straight points in the final 1:56.
Tyler Hall scored 27 points with five 3-pointers for Montana State (12-12, 5-6), which has lost six of its last seven.