Taibi's 18 Points Not Enough to Help Bears Earn Win at Montana
Feb. 25, 2007
MISSOULA, Mont. - The University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team had a seven-point halftime lead, but lost its collective shooting touch in the second half and fell to the University of Montana on Saturday night, 85-64.
Sean Taibi scored 11 of his team-high 18 points in the first half as the Bears (4-23, 2-13 Big Sky) jumped out to a 39-32 lead on the strength of a 50 percent shooting half (15 of 30). Taibi was a perfect 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the half.
The Grizzlies (15-14, 9-6) got back into the game with a 20-4 run starting at the 15:46, which ended with them up 55-45.
After the Bears trimmed the deficit down to seven points with just under ten minutes left on a Taibi 3-pointer, Montana opened the game up with a 10-0 run to go up by 19 points at 71-52.
Northern Colorado's shooting percentage dipped to 29.6 percent (8 for 27) after the break while Montana connected on over 50 percent of its shots.
Northern Colorado closes out its season with a Tuesday game against the University of Northern Arizona, starting at 6:35 p.m.