GREELEY, Colo. – Drew Bender scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Northern Colorado to a 95-56 win over Florida A&M in the Wyoming Classic on Sunday.
Tim Huskisson contributed 12 points, Jordan Wilson added 11 and Dominique Lee had 10 plus 12 rebounds for Northern Colorado (4-2), which shot 57.6 percent from the floor and 12 of 27 from long range.
Florida A&M (0-8) opened to a quick 4-2 lead after the tip off but the Bears responded with a 19-0 run sparked by a Huskisson 3-pointer and capped with a layup from Lee to take a comfortable lead that was never challenged. Northern Colorado continued to pull away in the second half and led by as many as 42 points in the closing minutes.
Jermaine Ruttley led the Rattlers with 20 points and was the only Florida A&M player in double figures.