Both teams enter the game struggling to snap three-game losing streaks. Northern Colorado has yet to win a game this season against a NCAA Division I opponent, with their only win coming over NAIA Southwest, 127-81, to open the season.
Northern Colorado has a balanced attack on offense, with six players averaging between eight and 11 points per game. Sophomore guard Tevin Svihovec leads the Bears, averaging 10.8 points and three assists per game. Sophomore forward Tim Huskisson adds 10.3 points and four rebounds per game.
UC Riverside is off to a rough start as they prepare for Big West conference play. The Highlanders' only win was against Division III Whitman, 89-76. A trio of forwards leads the Highlanders with freshman Josh Fox averaging 11 points and six rebounds per game. Junior forward Chris Harriel scores10.6 points per game while 6'10" Chris Patton adds 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
The game is scheduled to tip at 8 p.m. MT.