The Northern Colorado Bears hosted Big Sky rivals the Montana St. Bobcats on Saturday afternoon in conference play. Both teams had been struggling as of late, although the Bobcats entered the game in a far better position in Big Sky, holding a .500 winning percentage within the conference. The Bears entered the having lost three straight games and six of their last seven.
The Bears fell behind early and it looked like they were well on their way to another defeat when they entered halftime trailing by a score of 34-25. They roared back to life in the second half to tie it up at 55-55 and send the game to overtime. The Bobcats crumpled in overtime, scoring just two points in the first three minutes of OT while the Bears went on a tear, with Tate Unruh knocking down eight points, including two treys. When all was said and done, Northern Colorado had outscored the visitors 22-9 in overtime to pick up the win by a final score of 77-64.
Unruh led all scorers with 20 points, also picking up seven rebounds and two assists.
With the win, Northern Colorado improves to 5-8 within the Big Sky conference, with an overall record of 8-16. The Bears will play their next game on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as they hit the road to take on the Eastern Washington Eagles.
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