Vandals fall hard on the road to Northern Colorado
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.