N. Colorado defeats Johnson & Wales, Colo. 68-55

GREELEY, Colo. (AP)—Jabril Banks scored 11 points, including 4-of-5 from the field, as Northern Colorado defeated Johnson & Wales, Colo., 68-55 on Tuesday night.

Will Figures added 10 points for the Bears (11-15 overall, 6-6 Big Sky Conference), while teammate Mike Proctor tallied eight points, six rebounds and two blocked shots.

Northern Colorado led 32-16 at halftime of the nonconference game.

Johnson & Wales (11-17) was paced by Ethan Fisher, who recorded 16 points, three assists and two rebounds. Ethan Evenson added eight points and Nate Lark had seven for the Wildcats.

Northern Colorado is now 4-0 all-time against Johnson & Wales, which shot 32 percent from the field for the game compared with the Bears’ 45 percent.

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Updated Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009