Portland State vs Montana

Montana 75, Portland St. 64

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Kareem Jamar scored 17 points to lead Montana to a 75-64 victory over Portland State in a Big Sky Conference opener Wednesday night.

Art Steward and Will Cherry added 15 points apiece for the Grizzlies (8-5), who won third in a row.

Charles Odum scored 27 points, hitting 8 of 13 shots, but the Vikings (6-7) dropped their third straight. Renado Parker scored 16, and Chehales Tapscott grabbed 12 rebounds.

Montana's accuracy was the key. Though the Grizzlies took 14 fewer shots than the Vikings, they made two more. Montana shot 53 percent (25 of 47) as opposed to Portland State's 38 percent (23 of 61). Montana also went 9 of 13 from 3-point range.

The Grizzlies got off to a 13-3 lead and increased that to 43-24 at intermission.

They extended it to 23 and still led 67-49 with 3:14 left before the Vikings made a closing run.

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Portland State Vikings
C. Tapscott, F353-81-212227
N. Lozeau, C191-82-23044
C. Odum, G358-139-942327
M. Harthun, G331-40-02013
L. McMullan, G220-70-00110
R. Parker257-122-280216
G. Winston212-60-01234
M. Whitmore101-30-00023
Totals 23-6114-153371864
 37.7%93.3% 
Montana Grizzlies
A. Steward, F316-92-342415
M. Ward, F204-70-04029
D. Selvig, C322-62-24458
W. Cherry, G376-110-043215
K. Jamar, G375-105-644017
E. Hutchison182-21-27005
S. Stockton150-14-42124
K. DeShields60-02-21102
M. Weisner40-10-00010
Totals 25-4716-1930151675
 53.2%84.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Sac. State13-521-12142
N. Arizona13-523-15166
N. Colo.10-815-15246
Portland St.9-915-14225
Idaho8-1013-17266
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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