GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -Going hard to the offensive glass is supposed to standard operating procedure for Northern Colorado.
The Bears finally realized that in the game they played outside the Big Sky Conference.
``I don't know if a bell went off in their head,'' Northern Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. ``We send four guys to the offensive glass and they're supposed to go and do that every time.''
The Bears controlled the offensive glass matching a season high with 22 offensive rebounds and 20 points with them.
Wales 84-65 Tuesday night.
``We focused on the rebounds and not going to the glass without putting a body on a man,'' said Jabril Banks, who had 12 points and three offensive rebounds. ``It's just fundamental basketball.''
Taibi, the school's all-time 3-point leader with 247, had three treys for Northern Colorado (11-14).
or the Wildcats, a Division 2 NAIA program that dropped its fifth straight.
Wales coach Jeff Culver said. ``We didn't stay disciplined finding a body.''
Wales got within five with 15:50 to play after a 3-pointer by Daniels and a layup from Baker. The Bears responded with an 11-0 run capped by a layup by Kingman that made it 58-42.
Wales was no closer than 19 points the rest of the way.
Northern Colorado turned seven offensive rebounds into 14 points to lead 41-35 at halftime. The Wildcats stayed within striking distance by shooting 62 percent from the field.
The Bears don't play again until Feb. 20 against Portland State. They are 4-8 in conference and trail both Montana and Montana State (5-5) for fifth place in the Big Sky.
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