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Portland State vs Montana

Montana 75, Portland St. 64


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
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
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Sac. State0-04-037
Weber St.0-04-262
Montana St.0-03-278
E. Wash.0-02-2349
Portland St.0-02-292
Idaho St.0-02-3218
N. Arizona0-02-3269
North Dakota0-02-3278
N. Colo.0-01-4348
So. Utah0-00-4318
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UConn 60 Final
S Florida 57
Miss St 52 Final
Baylor 54
CAR 75 Final
UNLV 124