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Montana vs Idaho State

Montana 61, Idaho St. 54


POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Mathias Ward scored 12 points and Montana got back on the winning track with a 61-54 victory over Idaho State on Saturday night.

Will Cherry, Kareem Jamar and Mike Weisner added 10 points apiece for the Grizzlies (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky), who were coming off a loss at Weber State on Thursday that snapped their record 25-game Big Sky winning streak.

Melvin Morgan scored 14 points and Chris Hansen had 12 for Idaho State (5-20, 4-12).

Ward scored eight points during a 17-5 run that gave Montana a 29-22 lead at intermission. A 9-0 run early in the second half extended the lead to 38-24 on Spencer Coleman's 3-pointer.

Idaho State closed to 50-42 on Ayibakuro Preh's dunk with 7:58 remaining, then used a 10-4 run to come within 55-52 on Hansen's 3-pointer with 2:33 left.

Weisner answered with a 3-pointer as Montana closed the game on a 6-2 run.

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Montana Grizzlies
M. Ward, F315-90-010312
E. Hutchison, F172-30-02104
S. Coleman, F121-10-02043
W. Cherry, G401-88-11116010
K. Jamar, G384-112-352010
J. Gregory242-50-01306
M. Weisner234-60-021210
K. DeShields131-13-31336
K. Henderson20-00-00000
Totals 20-4413-1729161261
Idaho State Bengals
A. Hatchett, F343-82-36138
C. Hansen, F313-83-441112
N. Walters, F231-20-04002
M. Morgan, G355-160-051414
T. Sanchez, G321-66-63508
A. Preh171-12-22004
N. Ezenwa152-20-02024
N. Mason81-20-00002
S. Baldwin50-20-00010
Totals 17-4713-152881154
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Sac. State0-04-022
Idaho St.0-02-1164
Portland St.0-02-1114
Montana St.0-03-2171
Weber St.0-03-2142
E. Wash.0-02-2317
N. Arizona0-02-3297
North Dakota0-02-3176
N. Colo.0-01-3347
So. Utah0-00-4314
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SF 61
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ORE 79 Final
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MIST 73 Final
NEB 64
SYR 76 Final
SHU 65
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