Montana St. 89, N. Colorado 66
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP)—Seniors Carson Durr and Nick Dissly scored 24 points each Wednesday to lead Montana State to an 89-66 victory over Northern Colorado, clinching a spot in the Big Sky Conference tournament.
Durr made 6 of 7 shots from 3-point range en route to a career high and Dissly added six rebounds and four assists for the Bobcats (11-16, 8-6 league).
Montana State and Northern Colorado (4-22, 2-12) combined to make 20 of 44 shots from 3-point range.
The Bobcats raced out to a 49-25 halftime lead on 68 percent shooting. Seniors Durr, Dissly and Ted Morris combined for 32 first half points and made 11 of 12 shots. Morris finished with 10 points, four rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals.
Montana State opened the second half with a 17-6 run, building as much as a 66-31 lead on two free throws by Mecklen Davis with 12:45 remaining.
Northern Colorado freshman Will Figures scored 14 points over six minutes, starting with a 3-pointer with 11:03 remaining, but the Bears couldn’t get any closer than 21 points down.
Figures made 11 of 16 shots from the field, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range, for 29 points—25 above his season average.
Casey Durham had eight assists for the Bobcats, while Darren Moore had five for the Bears.