the republic logo

Michael scores 22, leads Northern Colorado over Portland State 90-85


GREELEY, Colorado — Cameron Michael scored a career-high 22 points, Tevin Svihovec and Jordan Wilson scored 16 apiece, and Northern Colorado held off Portland State 90-85 on Thursday night.

Dominique Lee had 12 and Corey Spence 10 for the Bears (7-7, 2-1 Big Sky), who outscored the Vikings in the paint 36-28 and scored 22 points off of 14 turnovers.

Portland State led 13-8 on a 3-pointer by DaShaun Wiggins, but Svihovec hit a 3 with 6 seconds left and the Bears led 40-35 at halftime.

The Vikings tied it at 48 early in the second half on a layup by Gary Winston, trailed, then took a 68-62 lead on a 3 by Tiegbe Bamba. Michael scored the go-ahead jumper to put the Bears ahead 69-68, then Wilson hit a pair of free throws for an 88-80 lead with 13 seconds left.

Winston and Wiggins had 19 apiece for Portland State (7-6, 1-2), Bamba had 15 and Braxton Tucker 10.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.