Montana State vs. Northern Colorado: Recap and Stats

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Montana State vs. Northern Colorado: Recap and Stats
Montana State 69
(6-7, 1-5 away)
Northern Colorado 66
(3-10, 2-2 home)
Venue: Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, January 10, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Montana State 27 42 69
Northern Colorado 32 34 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana State C Moon 12 P Egwuonwu 5 A Biglow 3
Northern Colorado T Unruh 11 D Barden 7 T Svihovec 2

Northern Colorado lost a nail-biter to Montana State 69-66 in conference play on Thursday, January 10th. Derrick Barden got 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears, earning a double-double. Tate Unruh was on fire from three-point range, going 5 for 11 to get to a season-high 23 points overall. For the Bobcats, Calen Coleman got a season-high 16 points and four rebounds. This makes three losses in a row for the Bears. Northern Colorado (3-10, 1-4 Big Sky) hosts Montana (9-4, 5-0 Big Sky) on Saturday, January 12th.

Northern Colorado Game Notes

  • The Bears have been unlucky 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Northern Colorado has lost 27 close games.
  • Northern Colorado has lost 100% of the time this season (0-9) after recording 66 or fewer total points.
  • The Bears have lost 100% of the time this season (0-4) after having a field goal percentage of 38.2% or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 48.9% or better this season, Northern Colorado has lost 100% of the time (0-5).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 36.4% or better this season, Northern Colorado has lost 100% of the time (0-5).
  • When the opposition records 8 or more steals this season, Northern Colorado has lost 100% of the time (0-5).
  • The Bears have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past 5 games.
  • Northern Colorado has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 4th loss of the season where the Bears opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Tate Unruh recorded a team season high in points with 23, field goals attempted with 16, and three pointers attempted with 11.
  • Derrick Barden tallied a team season high in offensive rebounds with 7.
  • Tate Unruh accounted for 34.8% of the team's points.
  • Derrick Barden accounted for 32.3% of the team's rebounds.
  • Tate Unruh has led the team in scoring in 3 out of 13 games this season.
  • Derrick Barden has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 13 games this season.
  • This marks the 4th 20-point game of Tate Unruh's career.
  • Tate Unruh has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tate Unruh had a career high with 5 three-pointers.
  • Derrick Barden recorded the 2nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Derrick Barden recorded a double-double. It was the 2nd of his career.

Montana State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Calen Coleman and Xavier Blount) accounted for 43.4% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Xavier Blount and Flavien Davis) accounted for 40.7% of the rebounds.
  • Xavier Blount has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 13 games this season.
  • Christian Moon has 4 straight double-digit point games.
MTST PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ACalen Coleman291642201
B+Xavier Blount311471103
B+Paul Egwuonwu341212131
BChristian Moon231030100
B-Michael Dison22931305
C+Flavien Davis27542012
CMarcus Colbert23313001
-Blake Brumwell4000000
-Danny Robison3000001
-Eric Norman3000000
UNC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADerrick Barden3514110110
ATate Unruh382311001
B+Emmanuel Addo17971003
BConnor Osborne26444111
C+Greg Tucker16422101
C+Tevin Svihovec17712103
CJames Davis22323002
DTim Huskisson26031013
-Paul Garnica3200101

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