UNC flips the script, rallies in third quarter

GREELEY, Colo. (UND Athletics) -- First-place Northern Colorado used a 27-10 third quarter to bounce back from a 10-point halftime deficit en route to a 51-45 win Saturday afternoon at Bank of Colorado Arena in Big Sky Conference play. A month ago, UND trailed by 14 at halftime only to out-score the Bears, 25-8, in the third quarter to win. This time, UNC trailed by 10 at the break and posted a 27-10 score in the third to take command.

Lexi Klabo led UND with 16 points and eight rebounds, surpassing 1,000 career points in the process. She becomes the 36th UND player to reach that plateau and just the 14th to do so before her senior season.

“Too many turnovers tonight, but the effort was there and the tenacity has got to keep getting better,” UND head coach Travis Brewster said. “The big thing about the game was that it was good for us to play on the road one final time to get us prepared for Reno (and the Big Sky Conference Tournament).”

North Dakota heads home to play out the regular season. UND hosts Sacramento State Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. before the home finale Friday afternoon against Portland State at 3:00 p.m.