Northern Arizona edges Northern Colorado

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)—Nick Larson converted a four-point play with 23.1 seconds left in regulation and Northern Arizona held on for a 67-64 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday.

Northern Arizona’s Matt Johnson led all scorers with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while teammate Shane Johannsen, who sealed the win with a pair of free throws with less than a second left in the game, had a career-high 10 rebounds.

Larson finished with eight points.

Jabril Banks and Will Figures had 14 points apiece for Northern Colorado.

Northern Arizona (6-14, 3-6 Big Sky Conference) led 41-28 to start the second half thanks to a 7-0 run sparked by a Jermaine Bishop layup in traffic.

The Bears (9-14, 5-5) answered with a 9-0 run over the next 2:09 to climb back into the game.

Northern Colorado chipped away at the lead over the next several minutes, then pulled ahead 59-57 with 6:38 left on a Mike Proctor basket.

The Bears had a chance to make it a two-possession game with 1:06 left, but turned the ball over on a shot clock violation, setting up Larson’s heroics.

The win snaps the Lumberjacks three-game home losing streak.

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 Top Performers
 Northern Colorado
Will Figures Will Figures
6-10,  14 Pts
3 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Northern Arizona
Shane Johannsen Shane Johannsen
2-3,  7 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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