GREELEY, Colo. -- Devon Beitzel scored 25 points and Chris Kaba added 14, sparking a second-half charge that led top-seeded Northern Colorado past Northern Arizona 73-70 on Tuesday night in the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals.
The Bears (20-10) move on to face defending tournament champion Montana in the title game Wednesday night. The Grizzlies used a late spurt to beat Weber State 57-40 in the earlier semifinal.
Cameron Jones had a chance to tie in the waning seconds, but his 3-pointer hit off the back rim and rolled out, winding up in the arms of Beitzel, the league's MVP this season.
Jones finished with 24 points for the Lumberjacks (19-12).