Northern Colorado cruises to 88-67 victory

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP)—Will Figures scored 22 points and Northern Colorado had little trouble defeating Johnson & Wales, Colo., 88-67 on Tuesday night.

Connor Osborne added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Bears (23-6), who won their third straight.

Northern Colorado is one victory from matching the school record for most wins in a season. The Bears went 24-6 in 1988-89.

Ethan Fisher led Johnson & Wales (15-13), an NAIA Division II school, with 19 points. Andrew Baker had 14 points for the Wildcats.

The game was a tuneup for Northern Colorado’s regular season finale Saturday at Sacramento State. A win would ensure the Bears the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big Sky tournament.

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