NCAA Game Summary - Montana State at Northern Arizona
(Thursday, March 6th)
Final Score: Northern Arizona 61, Montana State 48
Flagstaff, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Jacobsen and Kris Yanku scored 16
points each as the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks coasted to a 61-48 victory
over the Montana State Bobcats in Big Sky Conference action at Walkup Skydome.
Jacobsen also pulled down nine rebounds for the Lumberjacks (14-16, 11-8 Big
Sky), while Gaellan Bewernick posted 10 points and nine boards. The win was
NAU's third in a row.
Marcus Colbert led Montana State (14-16, 9-10) with 13 points on 4-of-10
shooting from the floor and Terrell Brown chipped in 12 points.
The Bobcats shot 52.9 percent from the floor and converted 6-of-10 shots at
the charity stripe in the opening period. Although NAU was limited to 46.4
percent efficiency from the field in the first half, it took a 33-29 lead into
the break after it attempted 11 more field goals than the visitors and
connected on 6-of-12 shots from beyond the arc.
Colbert sank a 3-pointer at the 12:55 mark of the second stanza to bring MSU
within three points on the scoreboard, but the Lumberjacks scored the next 14
points to take a 57-40 lead with only 3:33 remaining in regulation. Yanku
scored 12 of his points after the break, while the Bobcats made good on just
26.1 percent of their field goal tries.
NAU dominated on the interior as it won the rebounding battle, 38-19, and
outscored the Bobcats, 28-10, in the paint.
03/06 23:27:09 ET
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