Men's Basketball Drops Road Contest to Eastern Washington
Jan. 20, 2007
CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington sophomore Rodney Stuckey continued his scoring binge against the University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team, scoring 31 points on 10-of-19 shooting to lead the Eagles to a 91-79 victory over the Bears Saturday evening.
Stuckey had 25 points in the teams first meeting, an 88-87 Eagles (10-10, 4-4 Big Sky) victory on January 4 in Greeley.
This time around the Bears (3-17, 1-7) got behind early, trailing by 11 points at 21-10 in the first half. But as they've proven capable so many times this season, they staged a rally - this time a 15-3 run, capped by a Sean Taibi 3-pointer - to grab the lead at 25-24 with seven minutes left in the first half.
The Eagles would enter the locker room with 36-32 halftime lead, but Northern Colorado continued to stay close, and eventually took its biggest lead of the night at 53-49 on another Taibi 3-ball.
Soon after, the EWU used a 13-3 run to pull away, and with 15 points down the stretch from Stuckey, they were able to hold the Bears at bay.
The Bears head home for a pair of games with Montana State and Montana. They'll host the Bobcats on Thursday and square off with the Grizzlies on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m.