Nocolorado 28 41 69
Montanast 30 26 56
Date of game: 3/14/2013

Recap: Montana State vs. Northern Colorado

Missoula, MT (Sports Network) - Tate Unruh led all scorers with 21 points as the fifth-seeded Northern Colorado Bears took down the fourth-seeded Montana State Bobcats, 69-56, in the quarterfinal round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament at Dahlberg Arena.

Unruh shot 6-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line for Northern Colorado (13-17), which will take on top-seeded Montana in the semifinals on Friday night. Tim Huskisson added 14 points and seven rebounds in the winning effort, while Tevin Svihovec netted 12 points.

For Montana State (13-17), Christian Moon scored 15 points, Paul Egwuonwu had 11 points and eight boards, and Antonio Biglow put up 10 points.

Montana State opened up the game on an 8-0 run and eventually took a 30-28 lead into intermission after shooting 45.8 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes.

Northern Colorado took control after the break, shooting 58.8 percent from the floor and 17-of-19 from the free-throw line to pull ahead.

The Bears dominated the rebounding battle, 35-23, and outscored the Bobcats at the foul line, 23-9.

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