GREELEY, Colo. Sean Taibi scored 20 points and Jabril Banks added 19 to lead Northern Colorado to a 79-66 Big Sky Conference men's basketball victory over Eastern Washington University of Saturday night.
Banks was 9-for-9 from the field, while Taibi scored his 250th career 3-pointer in his last home game.
"I told the team before the game 'You have nothing to lose. Just go out and play,"' Bears coach Tad Boyle said. "I was pleased with our effort and execution tonight. Jabril and Sean, we look for those guys and they came through."
Northern Colorado (12-15, 5-9 Big Sky) led 38-35 at halftime and shot nearly 56 percent from the field.
Eastern Washington (11-19, 6-9) shot 44 percent from the field. Adris DeLeon had 27 points and three steals for Eastern Washington.
NORTHERN ARIZONA 85, WICHITA STATE 75: At Flagstaff, Ariz., Josh Wilson scored a career-high 25 points as Northern Arizona won its third consecutive game with a non-conference victory over Wichita State on Saturday.
Kyle Landry finished with 20 points and freshman Zach Filzen added 10 for the Lumberjacks (18-10) in a non-conference game that saw 20 lead changes and seven ties.
Wichita State (10-18) was led by P.J. Couisnard's 19 points.
Ramon Clemente had 17 points and Matt Braeuer 12 for the Shockers, who led by seven in the first half until Northern Arizona took a 37-36 halftime lead.
With the score tied at 56 and 10:44 remaining, the Lumberjacks went on a 12-2 run to take control.
Wichita State cut its deficit to four with 3:14 left, but Wilson hit a jumper on the next possession and was fouled before converting the three-point play with 2:41 left.
Wilson, a junior, topped his previous career best of 20 points reached earlier this season against Adams State and Northern Colorado.
He was 9-for-11 from the field, 4-for-5 from 3-point range and made all three of his free throws.