Spight scores 40, Northern Colorado beats SHSU in CIT semis
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Andre Spight scored 40 points with seven of Northern Colorado's 17 3-pointers and the Beats beat Sam Houston State 99-80 on Wednesday night in the CIT semifinals.
Northern Colorado made its first 10 shots from the field with four 3-pointers and Spight scored 16 points in the first half to help the Bears build a 42-39 lead after shooting 68 percent overall, including 8 of 14 from distance.
Spight was 15 of 24 from the floor to reach 1,000 career points and UNC shot 59 percent.
The Bears will face Illinois-Chicago in the championship game on Friday night.
Christopher Galbreath Jr. led Sam Houston State (21-15) with 24 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 5:19 remaining.
The Bearkats took their first lead of the game at 46-45 on Galbreath's 17-footer but UNC answered with three straight 3-pointers for a 54-46 lead. The Bears' run reached 20-6 to make it 65-52.
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Updated March 28, 2018