January 27, 2007

Bears Bested at Home by Montana

Jan. 27, 2007

Box Score

GREELEY, Colo. -- The University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team fell to the University of Montana Grizzlies Saturday night at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, 68-51.

The Bears (3-19, 1-9 Big Sky) came out sluggish in the first-half, scoring just 19 points to fall behind by 17 at the half. A bright spot for the Bears in the first half was the play of freshman Chris Kaba, who had two blocks in the first 20 minutes of play.

The second half started out much the same as the first, with the Bears still struggling to find a rhythm. They finished just 34.7 percent from the field for the game. Still, Northern Colorado was able to whittle away at the deficit, getting to within 13 points at the eight minute mark.

The Bears were led by the freshman Tommie Clark and Kaba, who scored 12 and 10 points respectively.

Montana (11-10, 5-3) was led by Jordan Hasquet's double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bears will return to action next Wednesday against the Sacramento State Hornets in Sacramento. Tip-off is set for 8:05 p.m. Mountain Time. The game can be heard on the Home of the Bears, 1310 AM KFKA in Greeley.