Beitzel leads N.Colorado over Southern 76-68

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LAS VEGAS (AP)—Devon Beitzel scored a game-high 24 points to lead Northern Colorado over Southern 76-68 on Tuesday in the seventh-place game of the Las Vegas Classic.

Beitzel was 15-of-16 from the free-throw line.

Jabril Banks added 14 points and six rebounds for the Bears (4-8). Teammate Neal Kingman had 12 points and six rebounds, while Will Figures added 11 points.

The Bears, who never trailed, used a 13-0 early first-half run and led 39-24 at intermission. Southern got no closer than eight points in the second half.

Chris Davis led the Jaguars (0-12) with 15 points and seven rebounds. Earnest Jones added 12 points and five rebounds. Jones was 5-of-5 from the field.

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Devon Beitzel Devon Beitzel
4-11,  24 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
Earnest Jones Earnest Jones
5-5,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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