Vandals fall hard on the road to Northern Colorado

The University of Idaho will limit the capacity of home football games to 5,100 fans in 2020
The University of Idaho will limit the capacity of home football games to 5,100 fans in 2020

GREELEY, Colo. – The Idaho men’s basketball team fell to Northern Colorado, 93-49, on Thursday evening. The Bears (20-8, 13-4 BSC) overwhelmed the Vandals (7-21, 3-14 BSC) from the start.

The Vandals jumped out to a 4-0 lead with jumpers by Damen Thacker and Trevon Allen getting things going. However, with four minutes played, the Bears tied up the game, and proceeded to take a lead they would not relinquish. The two teams battled back-and-forth until UNC used a 10-0 run to take a 29-17 lead with just under five minutes until halftime. A three-pointer by Sam Masten just before the buzzer gave the Bears a 24-point lead, 46-22, as the teams went to the break.

Trevon Allen nailed a three-pointer to open the scoring in the second half, but Northern Colorado stayed hot in the second period. The Bears outscored the Vandals, 47-27, in the final 20 minutes, taking the win, 93-49, as the team kept pace in the battle for the one-seed.

Trevon Allen led the Vandals with 14 points and six rebounds, while Ja’Vary Christmas chipped in 13.