Akoh has career-high 34 as Montana gets by N. Colorado 89-80
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Jamar Akoh scored a career-high 34 points with eight rebounds as Montana slipped past Northern Colorado 89-80 for its fourth straight Big Sky Conference win on Saturday night.
Montana (11-5, 4-0) remained undefeated at home (7-0). The Grizzlies have won six of their last seven with the only loss being at Washington, 66-63.
The Grizzles had a 43-28 halftime advantage.
Northern Colorado trailed 59-38 before scoring 12 unanswered points to close to 59-50 with 11:39 left. The Bears stayed within striking distance, trailing 83-77 with 2:04 left after Jonah Radebaugh drilled a 3-pointer. Akoh and Ahmaad Rorie made six straight free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Andre Spight led Northern Colorado (11-6, 2-2) with 26 points.
Updated January 6, 2018