Aaron Cantu threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns to lead Southern Utah past Northern Colorado 27-21 in both teams’ Big Sky opener Saturday.
Derrick Barden scored 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds Saturday night to lead Northern Colorado to its third straight victory, 78-64 over Sacramento State.
Hot-shooting Northern Colorado got 23 points from Tevin Svihovec on the way to an 85-72 victory over Montana State on Saturday night.
With less-than-epic snow in parts of Colorado so far this season, Montana’s Big Sky Resort is offering some Colorado and California season pass holders free skiing and snowboarding through January.
Devon Beitzel scored 13 of his 27 points over the final 5 minutes, helping top-seeded Northern Colorado earn a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history with a 65-60 win over Montana on Wednesday night.