Scott was 7 of 11 from the floor with three 3-pointers and six assists, while Hill was 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Idaho (8-10, 3-4 Big Sky) shot 59 percent from the floor, including 11 of 19 on 3-pointers. Bira Seck added 14 points and eight rebounds, seven on the offensive glass.
Idaho scored the first 14 points of the game before Northern Colorado got going and the lead reached 23 with 11:38 left. The Bears went on a 32-10 run to close to one with 20 seconds left, but the Vandals made 5 of 6 free throws to hang on.