The Northern Colorado Bears won its 2012 BracketBusters contest against the Cal Poly Mustangs with an 81-73 victory on Saturday night. Tevin Svihovec scored 34 points for the Bears, setting a new Northern Colorado record in the process:
Svihovec made 11-of-16 shots from the field and was 10-of-11 from the free throw line. Emmanuel Addo didn't have anywhere close to Svihovec's night from the field (he was just 2-of-7), but he did make eight of his 10 free throw attempts and grabbed five boards. Mike Proctor finished the night with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
While Northern Colorado shot 61 percent from the field, Cal Poly hit on just 44.6 percent of its shots. Chris Eversley put in 18 points and seven rebounds while Dylan Royer finished with 16 points. The Mustangs lost the rebounding battle, 32-20.
The Bears (9-17, 5-9 Big Sky) are playing for the last spot in the Big Sky Tournament with just two games remaining in the regular season. They are currently one game behind sixth-place Montana State, which holds the final tournament spot. The Bears host Weber State -- in first-place in the Big Sky with a 13-1 record -- on Thursday