C of I close out 2015 with a win over Northwest

Posted at 10:13 PM, Dec 31, 2015
and last updated 2016-01-01 00:13:05-05

Double-doubles from Aitor Zubizarreta and Joey Nebeker paced the College of Idaho to an 87-85 victory over Northwest University, inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.

Nebeker had 10 points and Zubizarreta added five in a 29-12 run early in the second half, as the Yotes (9-6, 4-2 CCC) built a 67-52 lead with 11 minutes left.  

NU had their chances, as the Yotes made just 5-of-10 free throws in the final two minutes – but Marck Coffin intercepted a last gasp pass inside the final three seconds to seal their 23rd-straight conference win at home.

Nebeker had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Zubizarreta added 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win.