Halftime Report

N. Colorado and the Bengals have shown up to the game, but their offenses sure haven't. Sitting on a score of 34-30, N. Colorado has looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

If N. Colorado keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 13-8 in no time. On the other hand, Idaho State will have to make due with an 8-14 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Idaho State Bengals @ N. Colorado Bears

Current Records: Idaho State 8-13, N. Colorado 12-8

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We've got another exciting Big Sky matchup on schedule as the Idaho State Bengals and the N. Colorado Bears are set to tip at 8:00 p.m. ET on February 1st at Bank of Colorado Arena. N. Colorado is favored, but seeing as the odds didn't stop Idaho State in their last game, maybe the team has another upset up their sleeve.

Weber State typically has all the answers at home, but on Saturday Idaho State proved too difficult a challenge. They walked away with a 74-64 win over the Wildcats.

Meanwhile, N. Colorado's and the Vandals' match on Saturday was close at halftime, but the Bears turned on the heat in the second half with 46 points. The Bears blew past the Vandals 89-68. Winning is a bit easier when you work as a team to post 12 more assists than your opponent, as N. Colorado did.

The Bengals' victory bumped their record up to 8-13. As for the Bears, they are on a roll lately: they've won eight of their last ten contests, which provided a nice bump to their 12-8 record this season.

Not only did both teams in this Thursday's game win their last matches, they also took care of their bettors and covered the spread. Looking forward, N. Colorado is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 9.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last three times they've played.

Idaho State ended up a good deal behind the Bears in their previous meeting back in February of 2023, losing 87-72. Can Idaho State avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


N. Colorado is a big 9.5-point favorite against Idaho State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 147.5 points.

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Series History

N. Colorado has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Idaho State.

  • Feb 27, 2023 - N. Colorado 87 vs. Idaho State 72
  • Dec 31, 2022 - Idaho State 90 vs. N. Colorado 83
  • Feb 21, 2022 - N. Colorado 77 vs. Idaho State 70
  • Feb 17, 2022 - Idaho State 61 vs. N. Colorado 58
  • Dec 23, 2020 - Idaho State 71 vs. N. Colorado 56
  • Dec 22, 2020 - N. Colorado 69 vs. Idaho State 64
  • Feb 22, 2020 - N. Colorado 85 vs. Idaho State 72
  • Jan 30, 2020 - N. Colorado 83 vs. Idaho State 67
  • Mar 02, 2019 - N. Colorado 71 vs. Idaho State 62
  • Jan 21, 2019 - N. Colorado 77 vs. Idaho State 53