LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frederick Scott had 17 points and eight rebounds on Saturday, and Rider survived a late rally to beat Northern Colorado 74-67 in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.
Anthony Durham added 14 points for the Broncs (5-5), who were in control most of the way but had to fight off the Bears (6-4) down the stretch.
After Northern Colorado tied it for the second time in the final five minutes, Rider closed the game on a 7-0 run, making 5 of 8 free throws in the final two minutes to secure the win.
The Broncs led 39-29 at the half and extended the advantage to their largest lead at 47-35. Northern Colorado had a 15-3 run to take its only lead of the second half at 58-57 with 6:33 to go. The Broncs retook the lead on the next basket, but the Bears tied it at 63 and 67.