Will Figures scored 21 points as Northern Colorado defeated Eastern Washington 74-71 in a Big Sky Conference game on Saturday night.
Neal Kingman added 20 points for the Bears (16-4, 5-2). Devon Beitzel added 12 points and five assists.
Mark Dunn scored 16 points for the Eagles (6-13, 2-4). Jeffrey Forbes and Glen Dean added 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Tied at 71, Figures hit a driving layup with 21.1 seconds left, and after an Eastern Washington miss and foul, added a free throw with 2.7 seconds left. Eastern Washington had a chance to tie, but Forbes' half-court heave hit the front rim.
Northern Colorado trailed by as many as 15 points before rallying to tie it at 39 on Figures' 3-pointer with 17:25 left. Kingman's 3-pointer gave the Bears their first lead, 58-57, with 7:14 left.