January 25, 2007

Men's Basketball Falls to Montana State at Home

Jan. 25, 2007

Box Score

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -Nick Dissly and Casey Durham each scored 15 points and a potential tying 3-pointer was off the mark as Montana State held on to beat Northern Colorado 58-57 Thursday night.

Montana State (7-13, 4-3 Big Sky Conference) rallied from 14 points down in the second half to win its third game. Carlos Taylor added 11 points for the Bobcats.

Thanasi Panagiotakopoulos led Northern Colorado (3-18, 1-8) with 11 points, while Cory Lowe had nine points as Northern Colorado lost its fourth straight game.

Northern Colorado made 9-of-10 shots and got five points from Sean Taibi to start the second half and build a 47-33 lead.

But the Bears cooled off and Montana State went on a 19-5 run, capped by Taylor's short jumper that tied the game with 5:17 left. Dissly's rebound basket put the Bobcats ahead 54-52 and his two free throws made it a 56-53 game with 1:36 left.

Northern Colorado pulled to within one, but Durham made it a 3-point game with two free throws with seven seconds left.

Taibi's potentially tying 3-pointer was tipped in at the buzzer by Chris Kaba.