MISSOULA, Mont. -- Jonah Radebaugh scored 21 points as Northern Colorado beat Montana 71-64 on Thursday night.
Kai Edwards added 13 points for Northern Colorado (21-9, 14-5 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fifth straight road victory and second straight win in Missoula. Trent Harris added 12 points. Kur Jockuch had 10 points.
After the Bears opened a 66-50 lead with 2:26 to play, Montana surged back to within 67-62 with 31.9 seconds left.
Montana's second-leading scorer Kendal Manuel (15 ppg) was held to two points on 1-for-7 shooting, including 0-for-3 from distance.
Northern Colorado and Montana are tied for second in the Big Sky standings behind Eastern Washington.
Northern Colorado finishes out the regular season against Montana State on the road on Saturday. Montana finishes out the regular season against Southern Utah at home on Saturday.
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