N. Colorado 64, Portland St. 61

N. Colorado 64, Portland St. 61

Published Feb. 21, 2010 4:09 a.m. ET

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.