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Northern Colorado wins 78-66 over Idaho state

Jan 10, 2010 - 4:13 AM GREELEY, Colo.(AP) -- Chris Kaba scored 17 points and Northern Colorado pulled away to beat Idaho State 78-66 Saturday night.

Will Figures added 16 points and Taylor Montgomery had 13 for Northern Colorado (15-3, 4-2 Big Sky), which won its 11th straight at home dating to last February. It's the third-longest home-winning streak in the school's history.

With the victory, the Bears, who have won six in a row overall, exceeded their win total from last season, when they finished 14-18.

Amorrow Morgan's 25 points led Idaho State (4-13, 1-4). Broderick Gilchrest added 15 points and Donnie Carson 12 for the Bengals, who lost their third straight.

The Bengals managed to pull within 67-65 on a fastbreak layup by Broderick Gilchrest with 2:06 remaining but Mike Proctor tipped in his own miss with 1:20 left and the Bears made 9 of 10 free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.