- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Kyndahl Hill and Zach Braxton combined to score 35 points and grab 17 rebounds as Weber State maintained its hold on first place in the Big Sky Conference by topping Northern Colorado, 69-63 on Thursday night.

The Wildcats (16-8, 11-2) have a half-game lead over North Dakota, which beat Idaho State Thursday, 77-61. Weber State plays host to North Dakota in a first-place showdown Saturday.

Jordan Davis hit a layup with :09 left in the first half to give the Bears a 32-28 lead at intermission and Northern Colorado held the lead through most of the second half.

Jarrick Harding drilled a 3-pointer with 7:03 to put Weber State in front for good, 53-52.

Hill was a perfect 9-for-9 from the line and posted 19 points and grabbed eight boards. Braxton finished with 16 points and nine boards.

Jordan Davis led Northern Colorado (8-17, 4-10) with 21 points on 10-for-25 shooting.

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