Radebaugh scores 21, N. Colorado holds off Montana 71-64
Kai Edwards added 13 points for Northern Colorado (21-9, 14-5 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fifth straight road victory and second straight win in Missoula. Trent Harris added 12 points. Kur Jockuch had 10 points.
After the Bears opened a 66-50 lead with 2:26 to play, Montana surged back to within 67-62 with 31.9 seconds left.
Sayeed Pridgett had 26 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies (18-12, 14-5). Derrick Carter-Hollinger added 15 points and eight rebounds. Jared Samuelson had eight points and eight rebounds.
Montana’s second-leading scorer Kendal Manuel (15 ppg) was held to two points on 1-for-7 shooting, including 0-for-3 from distance.
Northern Colorado and Montana are tied for second in the Big Sky standings behind Eastern Washington.
Northern Colorado finishes out the regular season against Montana State on the road on Saturday. Montana finishes out the regular season against Southern Utah at home on Saturday.