GREELEY, Colo. – Jordan Davis had 29 points, and Kai Edwards scored on a putback with 16 seconds left in overtime as Northern Colorado held off Idaho 83-79 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in the Big Sky Conference.
The Bears jumped out to a 7-2 surge for a 78-73 lead in the extra period. Trevon Allen made a 3-pointer and jumper, and Cameron Tyson split a pair of free throws, cutting to lead to 80-79 with 47 seconds remaining. On the next possession, UNC’s Trent Harris drove inside the lane, but his floating jump shot was short. Edwards grabbed the rebound underneath the basket and scored off the glass. Following a timeout, Allen missed a jumper with 7 seconds left.
“I thought we had a number of guys step up. I thought we did a really nice job of slowing them down and breaking their rhythm,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said in a news release. “We did a good job on Davis for a long period of time, and then they isolated us there and he got some baskets toward the end of regulation.”
Davis made five 3-pointers and added nine rebounds and five assists, and Edwards scored four of his six points in overtime. Bodie Hume added 12 points and Harris had 11 for Northern Colorado (9-5, 3-0 Big Sky). Jared Rodiguez totaled 20 points and 11 rebounds and Allen scored 14 for Idaho (4-11, 1-3).
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