N. Colorado 64, Portland St. 61

Chris Kaba scored a career-high 19 points and had nine rebounds

as Northern Colorado held off Portland State 64-61 Saturday

night.

Taylor Montgomery added 11 points for Northern Colorado (21-6,

11-4 Big Sky), which has won five of its last six. Will Figures was

held to a season-low eight points for the Bears, who avenged an

earlier loss to the Vikings.

Dominic Waters had 20 of his 28 points in the second half, but

missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the game into

overtime. Julius Thomas and Jamie Jones had 11 points for the

Vikings (10-17, 5-9), losers of five straight.

Portland State won in Portland, 85-69, on Jan. 15.