NCAA Men's Basketball

Gazelas, Osobor carry Montana St. past N. Colorado 87-85

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) RaeQuan Battle hit the winning 3-pointer from 35 feet, Nick Gazelas and Great Osobor scored 19 points apiece and Montana State stretched its home winning streak to nine games, narrowly defeating Northern Colorado 87-85 on Saturday.

Amin Adamu added 17 points and six rebounds for the Bobcats. Battle had 12 points for Montana State (24-7, 16-4 Big Sky Conference).

Daylen Kountz had 26 points for the Bears (18-14, 13-7). Matt Johnson II added 17 points. Bodie Hume had 14 points.

The Bobcats leveled the season series against the Bears. Northern Colorado defeated Montana State 77-75 on Dec. 2.

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Updated March 5, 2022