Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Northern Colorado Comes Up Short Against Iowa State

Northern Colorado dropped to 0-4 last night, but they can't feel too bad about their performance against Big-12 squad Iowa State on the road, a game they lost 90-82.

The name of the game for the Bears was balance, as 5 guys scored between 13 and 16 points. Some of the excellent performances - Senior forward Mike Proctor had 14 points and 6 rebounds, Tate Unruh scored 13 points, including three from downtown, Emannuel Addo scored 15 points in 22 minutes off the bench, with an efficient 7/12 night, freshman Tim Huskission is showing the makings of a star, as he had 16 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes, and Paul Garnica had 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. They shot 49% from the field.

Simply put, they were undone by their defense. You can't give up 90 points, especially on the road, and still win the game. They did a nice job of keeping Royce White in check (only had 10 points, though he did have 8 rebounds and 7 assists), but Iowa State had 6 guys in double figures. At the end of the day, UNC is 0-4, but if I were them I would feel better about myself than Montana State does today.


Montana State looked like it had a lot of momentum after beating Utah, but then Seattle came to town and beat them soundly. Seattle shot 56% from the field, while the Bobcats shot just 37.5%.

There were a couple of bright spots for Brad Huse, but he must have left this game with a lot more questions than he had before it. Montana State was outclassed by a team that Portland State had just beaten, as the Redhawks were more physical, and simply better. For Coach Huse it is back to the drawing board before Montana State heads to Idaho to take on the Vandals.

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