Montana vs Northern Arizona

Montana 78, N. Arizona 53


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Kareem Jamar had 15 points and seven rebounds as Montana cruised to its sixth straight win, beating Northern Arizona 78-53 Thursday night.

Will Cherry scored 12 points and Mathias Ward added 10 for the Grizzlies (11-5, 4-0 Big Sky), who will visit Weber State in a battle of conference unbeatens Saturday.

Gabe Rogers and James Douglas scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Northern Arizona (5-12, 1-4), which has lost four straight.

Sharp ball movement and solid defense afforded Montana countless easy looks throughout the game. The Grizzlies scored 28 points off turnovers and held a 40-18 point advantage in the paint despite receiving just six points from 7-foot forward Derek Selvig.

Eight teams have shot 50 percent or better against the Lumberjacks this season. The 25-point loss was their worst loss at home against Montana since losing 77-46 in Flagstaff during the 1995-96 season.

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Montana Grizzlies
K. Jamar, F306-82-273015
D. Selvig, F252-41-24436
M. Ward, F245-100-021310
A. Steward, F154-40-01148
W. Cherry, G315-100-033312
M. Weisner163-52-33019
S. Stockton151-21-12013
K. Henderson131-30-02113
E. Hutchison123-50-36026
J. Wood80-10-02300
J. Gregory71-20-02312
K. DeShields42-20-01014
Totals 33-566-1135192078
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
D. Norman, F281-65-67127
E. Ekanem, F254-70-06038
G. Rogers, G354-163-421113
J. Douglas, G314-93-443212
S. Saldivar, G211-30-02302
M. Dunn231-42-53124
B. Olayinka130-01-22011
D. Cheek100-50-00030
G. Bewernick80-20-03110
M. Jacobsen52-32-24106
C. Gruber10-00-00000
Totals 17-5516-2333111553
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
North Dakota14-422-10144
E. Wash.13-522-12148
Weber St.12-620-14185
Montana St.11-716-16254
Sac. State9-913-18293
Portland St.7-1115-16268
N. Colo.7-1111-18287
N. Arizona6-129-23335
Idaho St.3-156-26340
So. Utah3-156-27341
Other games
JXST 55 Final
Minn 77 Final
Indiana 74
Virginia 58 Final
Tenn 58 Final
Miss St 62
GONZ 62 Final