Nov. 27, 2007
The two teams combined to commit 61 turnovers, 31 coming from
Northern Colorado was without the services of senior guard Sean Taibi, senior center Kirk Archibeque and sophomore guard Will Figures, as the three were held out of the game to rest after getting banged up in practice earlier this week.
"Thirty-one turnovers is ridiculous," said Head Coach Tad Boyle. "Especially against a team that's not pressing. We have to take better care of the basketball. I told the team after the game, though, that we can't get to high after wins, like the one against
The Bears were led by true freshman Taylor Montgomery with 14 points and 13 rebounds, nine coming on the offensive end of the floor. He also hit his only three-point attempt. Junior forward Jabril Banks just missed a double-double, scoring nine and grabbing nine boards. He and sophomore forward Jefferson Mason also recorded two blocks each, while sophomore guard Robert Palacios led the game with seven steals.
"Robert Palacios and Taylor Montgomery both played with a lot of heart tonight," continued Boyle. "They didn't play without mistakes, but they didn't let it go to their head.
The Wildcats were led by forward Sasha Pate with 17 points, while center Austin Theis scored 11. Guard M.J. Crespin led the team with seven rebounds.
The Bears host instate rival