N. Colorado 77, Sacramento St. 72

Devon Beitzel scored 25 points and Elliott Lloyd added 18 points

to lead Northern Colorado to a 77-72 victory over Sacramento State

on Thursday night.

Beitzel was 8 for 13 from the field, and the two top scorers

combined to go 12 for 12 from the free-throw line for the Bears

(10-7, 6-0), who stayed in the lead in the Big Sky Conference.

Sacramento State (3-15) fell to 0-7 in the conference, but

managed to make it a game against Northern Colorado. Sultan

Toles-Bey led the Hornets with 25 points, going 5 for 10 from

behind the 3-point line. John Dickson added 18 points and Heath

Hoffman scored 11 points for Sacramento State.

Toles-Bey’s 3-pointer with 14 seconds left cut the Bears’ lead

to 75-72, but Lloyd made a pair of free throws to seal the win.

Lloyd and Beitzel each made all six of their free-throw tries.