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Nik Mains scores 17 to carry NAU men’s basketball past Montana 62-58

Jan 16, 2021, 2:50 PM

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Nik Mains came off the bench to score 17 points, five in a game-ending 12-0 run, to carry the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks to a 62-58 win over Montana Grizzlies on Saturday.

Cameron Shelton had 15 points and eight rebounds for Northern Arizona (4-9, 3-4 Big Sky Conference). Carson Towt added 13 points.

Montana totaled 24 second-half points, a season low for the team.

Brandon Whitney scored a season-high 22 points for the Grizzlies (6-7, 2-4). Michael Steadman added nine rebounds.

Montana defeated Northern Arizona 67-56 on Thursday.

The Lumberjacks return to the court Thursday against Montana State at 6 p.m. in Flagstaff.

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