PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gary Winston finished with 19 points and six assists and Portland State beat Northern Colorado 80-57 Thursday night.
Winston scored the final five points in a 14-4 run by Portland State (10-8, 5-4 Big Sky) to open the game. Connor Osborne pulled Northern Colorado within nine, 28-17, with 5:34 left in the first half but Winston knocked down a 3-pointer to spark a 15-5 run to close out the period. The Vikings led 43-22 at the intermission.
Portland State, which shot 54.7 percent (29 of 53) from the floor and 47.4 percent (9 of 19) from 3-point range, led by as many as 27.
Derrick Barden finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears (13-5, 7-2), who made 22 of 56 (39.3 percent) field goals and 2 of 15 (13.3 percent) from deep.