Long Beach State vs Montana

Montana 73, Long Beach St. 71


MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Montana nearly squandered a 7-point lead in the game's final five minutes, but held on to beat Long Beach State 73-71 Saturday night.

Montana (4-2) led 64-57 late in the second half before Long Beach State used an 11-2 run, punctuated by 7 for 8 free throw shooting, over the next three minutes to take the lead, 68-66, with 1:23 remaining. After Derek Selvig split a pair of free throws and Long Beach State failed to recover a missed shot, Montana's Will Cherry nailed a jumper on the other end with 38 seconds remaining to put the Grizzlies up permanently, 69-68.

Long Beach State (3-2) led 38-32 at halftime and was led in scoring by T.J. Robinson, who scored a game-high 25 points and added 10 rebounds for the double-double in the losing effort.

Selvig scored 14 points and Cherry added 13 for the Grizzlies.

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Long Beach State 49ers
T. Robinson, F387-1111-12130225
E. Phelps, F262-54-65148
J. Ennis, F180-20-01130
L. Anderson, G393-96-651313
C. Ware, G374-124-612215
M. Caffey231-43-41346
E. Dervisevic142-40-21024
P. Pappageorge30-00-00100
N. Shepherd20-00-00010
Totals 19-4728-362892171
Montana Grizzlies
A. Steward, F332-71-23155
D. Selvig, F255-113-674314
E. Hutchison, C112-21-22045
K. Jamar, G375-100-076312
W. Cherry, G283-66-612413
B. Reader212-34-52018
M. Ward214-71-18029
K. DeShields163-40-01117
M. Weisner50-00-00010
S. Stockton30-10-10010
Totals 26-5116-2332142573
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UC Irvine11-521-1388
UC Riverside7-914-17234
Cal Poly6-1013-16199
CSNorthridge 4-129-24282

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E. Wash.14-426-974
Sac. State13-521-12142
N. Arizona13-523-15166
N. Colo.10-815-15246
Portland St.9-915-14225
Weber St.8-1013-17261
So. Utah7-1110-19307
North Dakota4-148-22310
Idaho St.4-147-23343
Montana St.4-147-23324
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