Montana vs Colorado State

Colorado St. 72, Montana 65

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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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Scoreboard
Montana (0-1)343165
Colorado State (1-0) «274572

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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
 45.5%78.3% 
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
 37.7%75.6% 
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
North Dakota14-422-10144
E. Wash.13-522-12148
Weber St.12-620-14185
Idaho12-619-14207
Montana11-716-16221
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

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Nevada14-428-729
Colorado St.13-524-1266
Boise St.12-620-1272
Fresno St.11-720-1376
New Mexico10-817-1486
San Diego St9-919-1498
Wyoming8-1023-15152
San Jose St.7-1114-16191
Utah St.7-1114-17181
Air Force4-1412-21251
UNLV4-1411-21241
 
Other games
LEHI 77 Final
BAYL 99
MIST 62 Final
UCONN 66
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
DUKE 74
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
CREI 71
NULL 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final
UCLA 86