Aaseem Dixon hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to help No. 4 seed Northern Arizona beat fifth-seeded Northern Colorado 63-57 in the first round of the Big Sky tournament on Thursday night.
After splitting conference games this season, these two Big Sky rivals provide an enticing match-up in the first round of tournament play.
Kyle Griffin returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and Northern Colorado’s defense forced five turnovers in the second half to lead the Bears to a 24-17 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
Randy Hale, Jr., returned a Seth Lobato pass 51 yards for a touchdown and Zach Bauman added a 39-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to spark Northern Arizona to a 24-7 win over Northern Colorado.
Connor Osborne had 14 points and Northern Colorado dominated inside to beat Northern Arizona 80-64 and snap a three-game losing streak Saturday night.