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Colorado St. 72, Montana 65


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colton Iverson had 18 points and eight rebounds as Colorado State overcame a cold-shooting first half to defeat Montana 72-65 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Daniel Bejarano added 12 points and Greg Smith and Dorian Green 11 each for Colorado State, which gave first-year coach Larry Eustachy the 403rd win of his career.

The Rams shot just 6 of 24 from the floor in the first half but stayed in the game thanks to a decided rebounding advantage. They finished with a 44-21 edge in rebounding, including 19 offensive boards.

Keron DeShields led Montana with 17 points, and Colorado native Jordan Gregory had 10. The Grizzlies' streak of 12 consecutive regular-season victories ended.

Montana played without returning leading scorer Will Cherry, who was sidelined with a foot injury.

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Montana Grizzlies
M. Ward, F202-61-10055
E. Hutchison, C180-01-21041
K. DeShields, G365-145-611317
J. Gregory, G363-62-431310
K. Jamar, G203-52-32159
K. Henderson253-41-14347
S. Coleman212-34-43159
M. Weisner162-42-21247
A. Martin50-10-01000
J. Wiley30-10-01000
M. Young00-00-00000
Totals 20-4418-232193365
Colorado State Rams
P. Hornung, F301-52-216034
G. Smith, F231-69-1250311
C. Iverson, C265-88-1281218
D. Green, G373-115-633311
W. Eikmeier, G313-83-301510
D. Bejarano284-94-562212
J. Octeus121-30-11002
J. De Ciman80-00-00000
G. Santo52-30-01024
Totals 20-5331-414472072
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Sac. State7-113-6151
E. Wash.6-115-563
N. Colo.4-39-9223
N. Arizona4-39-11221
Portland St.4-410-8244
Weber St.3-58-11259
North Dakota2-56-12230
So. Utah2-55-13323
Idaho St.2-65-15338
Montana St.1-64-15329

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Colorado St.5-218-230
San Diego St5-215-524
Fresno St.5-29-10233
New Mexico5-313-792
Boise St.4-314-665
Utah St.4-311-8190
Air Force1-78-11286
San Jose St.0-72-17320
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LEHI 77 Final
MIST 62 Final
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
GAST 55 Final
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GU 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final