Narizona 26 42 68
Nocolorado 35 41 76
Date of game: 2/14/2013

Recap: Northern Colorado vs. Northern Ariz

Greeley, CO (Sports Network) - Tevin Svihovec scored a game-high 24 points as he helped guide the Northern Colorado Bears to a 76-68 win over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in Big Sky Conference play at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

Also scoring in double figures for the Bears (8-15, 6-9 Big Sky) were Derrick Barden and Tate Unruh with 21 and 17 points, respectively, as the team won for the second time in as many games.

The Lumberjacks (9-16, 6-9) were paced by Gabe Rogers who tallied 23 points, followed by DeWayne Russell with 15 off the bench as the squad suffered a second straight setback.

Both teams shot the ball well from the floor in the first half, NAU converting 52.2 percent and the Bears 55.6 percent, but the latter also knocked down 66.7 percent on the perimeter in order to take a 35-26 advantage at the break.

In the second half UNC again shot the ball well from the field (.565) and beyond the arc (.571) giving the Bears enough of a push to earn the eight- point win.

NAU shot 56.2 percent from the floor on the night, but at the same time the team turned the ball over 23 times, leading to 23 points for the home team.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Royals send closer Holland to DL

The Kansas City Royals have placed All- Star closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list due to a right pectoral strain.

Blackhawks tab Darling to start Game 3

Rookie Scott Darling will start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Nashville Predators.

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