Montana State vs Northern Arizona

N. Arizona 87, Montana St. 80


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Max Jacobsen scored a career-high 22 points to lead all five starters in double figures, and Northern Arizona held off Montana State 87-80 on Monday night in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.

Jacobsen added nine rebounds and was 9 of 12 from the floor, part of a 56 percent effort for the Lumberjacks (4-5), who snapped a 15-game conference losing streak. DeWayne Russell had 16 points, Gaellan Bewernick scored 13, Stallon Saldivar had 12 and Gabe Rogers chipped in 11.

Antonio Biglow scored 15 points and Flavien Davis added 14 for the Bobcats (2-6), who whittled NAU's 20-point second-half lead to 81-76 on Paul Egwuonwu's layup with 43 seconds left. But the Lumberjacks made all six of their free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

NAU's home loss to MSU last season snapped a 10-game home winning streak against the Bobcats.

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Montana State Bobcats
F. Davis, F234-85-652214
P. Egwuonwu, C305-72-393312
X. Blount, G292-66-871510
A. Biglow, G226-122-403415
J. Stewart, G191-70-01242
M. Dison223-60-01129
M. Colbert172-30-00015
C. Coleman111-51-21104
D. Robison110-01-20011
E. Norman92-30-01015
J. Budinich71-30-00023
Totals 27-6017-2528132580
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
M. Jacobsen, F299-124-692322
G. Bewernick, F255-83-542413
D. Russell, G373-79-1385216
S. Saldivar, G333-55-646212
G. Rogers, G254-142-313411
M. Dunn251-20-03032
J. Martin143-30-05126
B. Olayinka81-20-00112
E. Ekanem41-11-21003
Totals 30-5424-3540202187
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
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IPFW 62 Final
ND 74
DET 68 Final
SYR 72
SCST 51 Final
MIZZ 102
UNLV 62 Final