Idaho St. 57, N. Colorado 55

Chase Grabau scored 18 points and Kenny McGowen added 16 points

and a key steal as Idaho State ended a five-game losing streak with

a 57-55 victory over Northern Colorado on Monday night.

Grabau made two free throws to put Idaho State (3-10, 1-1 Big

Sky) ahead 55-53 with 1:57 remaining. After forcing a turnover,

Melvin Morgan hit a turnaround jumper to make it a four-point

game.

Paul Garnica pulled Northern Colorado (4-9, 1-1) to within 57-55

with two throws, but had the ball stolen by McGowen with nine

seconds left.

The Bears had one last chance to tie it after Andre Hatchett

missed the front end of a one-and-one at the free throw line. But

Elliott Lloyd missed an off-balance layup before the final buzzer

sounded.