Spight has 7 3s, 27 points, N Colorado whips Denver 83-63
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Andre Spight had seven 3-pointers and 27 points, Anthony Johnson scored 23 points with five 3s and Northern Colorado rolled to an 83-63 win over Denver on Wednesday night.
Spight had five 3s, the last a half-court buzzer-beater than gave him 18 points and the Bears (8-3) a 45-22 lead at the half. The Pioneers (5-6) made the first basket of the second half but Spight quickly answered to double up the score at 48-24.
Denver then put together a 9-1 run to get within 16 but moments later Spight’s last 3 and two from Johnson in an 11-0 run made it 63-36 with 13:06 to play.
Jordan Davis had 13 points for Northern Colorado, which shot 51 percent from the field (28 of 55). The Bears went 16 of 38 behind the arc, one game after making a season-high 18.
Joe Rosga led Denver with 14 points. The Pioneers shot 43 percent (24 of 56) after going 15 of 30 in the second half with four of their five 3s. They had 15 of their 18 turnovers in the first half with the Bears turning those into 25 points.