Weber State vs Montana

Montana 66, Weber St. 51


MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Will Cherry scored 23 points Tuesday night to lead Montana to the Big Sky regular-season championship in a winner-take-all 66-51 victory over Weber State.

The victory means Montana will host the conference semifinal and championship tournament games March 6-7.

Kareem Jamar added 17, including three 3-pointers, and Mathias Ward 15 as the Grizzlies (23-6, 15-1) ran their winning streak to 12. Art Steward grabbed 12 rebounds, and Cherry had four assists.

Damian Lillard scored 19 points but went just 2 of 11 from 3-point range for the Wildcats (23-5, 14-2). They had won seven in a row but shot just 30 percent and went 3 of 26 from 3-point range.

The win gave Montana its seventh regular-season title and first since 2000.

The Grizzlies have won the conference tournament four times since then, in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2010.

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Weber State Wildcats
D. Mahoney, F291-42-29244
K. Bullinger, F273-70-14056
K. Tresnak, C183-73-43039
D. Lillard, G397-193-520219
S. Bamforth, G374-130-03159
B. Fulton191-80-03002
G. Wheelwright180-50-01000
F. Otis90-02-23122
J. Richardson40-00-02000
Totals 19-6310-143542151
Montana Grizzlies
M. Ward, F386-113-341315
A. Steward, F371-61-212014
D. Selvig, C170-21-23041
W. Cherry, G377-148-1024123
K. Jamar, G365-84-672217
M. Weisner162-50-03224
S. Stockton141-20-00212
E. Hutchison50-00-01010
K. DeShields00-00-00000
J. Gregory00-00-00000
K. Henderson00-00-00000
Totals 22-4817-2340111566
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
Mich St 55 Final
Indiana 70
Minn 45 Final
Wisc 52
Florida 67 Final
DUKE 79 Final
Wake 71