Andre Spight played in his first game for the Northern Colorado Bears just a bit over three months ago, but he’s already leaving an indelible mark on the program.
On Saturday night, with a game vs. North Dakota knotted up at 91 points apiece, Spight received an inbounds pass and put up…
Well, you should just watch it:
What a shot.
The game was unexpectedly close late in the second half because North Dakota, looking to claw back towards .500 basketball, played to its full potential Saturday night. Geno Crandall and Conner Avants combined for 50 points, while UND as a team shot 53.5 percent from the field.
But Spight stepped up in a big way, pouring in 34 points on 21 shots, including going a gaudy 7-of-14 from behind the arc, finishing it all off with his heroic winner. He also added six assists and two steals in the win.
After transferring from Arizona State, and then sitting out the 2016-17 season, Spight has had an outsized impact on the Bears’ prospects this season: they already have two more regular season wins than last season, and are on pace to finish above .500 for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign.
The redshirt senior from Burbank, Ca., entered the game averaging 19.5 points per game, and shooting a solid 37.5 percent from deep, and he is decidedly heating up as conference play hits its stride. Just one game before this win, Spight cracked the 30-point mark for the first time this season, going for 30 points in 30 minutes in a win over Idaho State.