On Thursday night, Northern Colorado fell to Cal Poly, 64-53. A poor second-half performance is what did in the Bears, they held a one-point lead over the Mustangs at the half. In the second half, Northern Colorado's offense was unable to keep up with Cal Poly as they were outscored, 43-31.
Cal Poly pulled away midway through the second half when they went on a 16-7 run, and had a 49-39 lead with 8:36 left in the game.
Neither team shot the ball particularly well, Northern Colorado made 42 percent of their shots, including just 3 of 18 from beyond the arc. Somehow, Cal Poly won despite shooting an even worse 33 percent form the field. The difference came from free throws; Northern Colorado was just 6 of 13, but Cal Poly went to the line 30 times and made 22 of them.
Northern Colorado had one player in double figures, Tevin Svihovec. He scored 14 points. Cal Poly was led by Chris Eversley, who had 21 points.