PORTLAND, Ore. -- 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.
Michael Mayhew hit a 3-pointer to give Portland State (18-12, 8-9) its only lead at 54-53 about five minutes into the second half. Spight scored six points in an 11-2 run and, after back-to-back baskets pulled the Vikings within four, Northern Colorado scored nine in a row to make it 73-60 with eight minutes to play.
PSU scored 18 of the next 24 points to trim its deficit to 79-78 when Derek Brown hit a 3 with 1:59 left, but the Bears closed on a 6-0 to seal it. Portland State went 0 for 2 from the free-throw line, 0 for 1 from the field and committed a turnover in the final 90 seconds.
Ryan Edwards led the Vikings with 19 points and seven rebounds.
San Diego beats Northern Colorado 85-65
Olin Carter III had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, Isaiah Pineiro added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and San Diego beat Northern Colorado 85-65 on Saturday night.
Baumann scores 23, leads San Jose State past NAU 79-74
Noah Baumann made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead San Jose State to a 79-74 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night.
Max Hazzard hits 10 3s to help UC Irvine set program record
Max Hazzard set career marks Saturday night with 10 3-pointers and 32 points and UC Irvine had a program-record 18 3-pointers in an 86-52 rout of Denver.