Montana State vs Portland State

Portland St. 75, Montana St. 53

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Chehales Tapscott scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland State to a 75-53 win over Montana State in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Saturday night.

Charles Odum added 16 points for the third-seeded Vikings (17-13), while Renado Parker scored 13 points off the bench. The Vikings move on to the semifinals and will face Weber State on Tuesday.

Mohammed Fall led the sixth-seeded Bobcats (12-17) with 14 points while Christian Moon chipped in 12.

Portland State never trailed and led 24-15 after a Gary Winston free throw with 5:23 left before halftime. A Parker put-back at the buzzer put PSU up 31-23 at the break.

The Vikings took control in the second half with a 12-0 run that put them ahead 57-37 after Tapscott hit a 3-pointer with 8:12 to play, and Montana State never threatened again.

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Montana State (12-17)233053
Portland State (17-13) «314475
 

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Montana State Bobcats
S. Reid, F312-100-14144
J. Allou, F223-41-23037
M. Fall, C336-112-270314
C. Moon, G355-102-225212
R. Singleton, G303-60-12027
M. Dison241-61-21144
T. Johnson131-50-02102
J. Budinich101-70-10113
B. Brumwell10-10-00000
S. Davis10-00-00000
Totals 22-606-112691953
 36.7%54.5% 
Portland State Vikings
C. Tapscott, F367-114-4122020
N. Lozeau, C161-30-02032
L. McMullan, G344-84-424214
C. Odum, G324-96-673416
M. Harthun, G293-50-03228
R. Parker265-83-490213
G. Winston210-12-41102
M. Whitmore30-10-00000
B. Cataldo10-00-01000
M. Harvey10-00-00000
J. Smith10-00-20000
Totals 24-4619-2439121375
 52.2%79.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Weber St.14-619-12
Montana12-817-13
North Dakota12-817-17
N. Arizona12-815-17
N. Colo.11-918-14
Portland St.11-917-15
E. Wash.10-1015-16
Sac. State10-1014-16
Montana St.9-1114-17
Idaho St.8-1211-18
So. Utah1-192-27
 
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