SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - The Southern University men’s basketball team completed play in the South Padre Island Invitational on Saturday with a 77-57 setback against Northern Colorado.
Southern (2-4) went 1-3 in the tournament with a win over Florida A&M and losses to Rice, Providence and Northern Colorado.
Southern led 11-10 after a Quinton Doggett jumper with 13:09 left in the first half Saturday.
But Northern Colorado (2-4) got hot soon after that to take control of the game.
Still, the Jaguars were hanging around through most of the first half and trailed just 25-23 on a layup by Madut Bol with 3:46 to play before halftime.
But Northern Colorado finished the half on a 9-2 run to take a 34-25 advantage to the locker room.
Southern shot just 39.3 percent from the field in the first half - missing all seven of its 3-point attempts - while Northern Colorado made 14 of 27 field goals for 51.9 percent.
The Bears then started the second half by scoring the first six points to finish off a 15-2 run to build a commanding 40-25 lead.
Northern Colorado continued to add to its lead, and eventually, the Bears were up 47-29 and 56-32, the latter with 12:43 remaining in the game following a jumper by Tim Huskisson.
Northern Colorado shot 51.5 percent (17-for-33) from the floor in the second half and finished shooting 51.7 percent for the game.
Emmanuel Addo and Mike Proctor led a balanced scoring attack with 10 points apiece for Northern Colorado.
Addo was 5-of-7 shooting from the field and had eight rebounds for the Northern Colorado.
Russell Hill scored 15 points off the bench to lead the Jaguars (2-4), while Jameel Grace chipped in with 13 points, five rebounds and three steals.
Northern Colorado dominated inside, outscoring Southern 42-12 in the paint and outrebounding the Jaguars 42-29.
Southern will next play at 7 p.m. Wednesday when the Jaguars travel to New Orleans to face Tulane in Fogelman Arena.