FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -Will Figures scored a game-high 21 points and Devon Beitzel added 15 as Northern Colorado topped Northern Arizona 75-66 on Saturday night.
The Bears (13-3, 2-1 Big Sky) trailed 6-4 in the opening minutes of the game, but then went on a 14-3 run to open up an 18-9 lead. They never trailed again.
The Lumberjacks (6-8, 0-3) cut the lead to 33-30 in the opening minute of the first half when Nick Larson hit a 3-pointer.
But the Bears responded with a 6-0 run and the Lumberjacks never got closer than three points the rest of the way.
Yahosh Bonner added 14 points for the Bears.
Larson led the Lumberjacks with 20 points and eight rebounds and Cameron Jones added 15. Eric Platt chipped in with 13.
The Bears went into the matchup 0-4 against Northern Arizona at the Walkup Skydome, but came away with a win to continue their early season surge.
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