Great Falls vs Montana

Montana 60, Great Falls 59


MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Will Cherry hit two free throws with 13 seconds left, and Montana escaped with a 60-59 victory Monday over Great Falls in the Grizzlies' home opener.

Kareem Jamar scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Montana (1-1), and Cherry added 11 points. His free throws gave Montana a 60-56 lead before the Argonauts' Marcel Towns drained a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Great Falls (4-1) fouled and Shawn Stockton missed two free throws, but James Holmes' desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark.

Great Falls had rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit, taking a 50-47 lead on a Ken Anderson jumper with 6:49 to play. Anderson led all scorers with 18 points, Towns scored 17 and added eight steals, and Melvin Williams had 12 points.

The Argonauts shot 54 percent from the field in the second half, fueling the 26-7 run that briefly gave them the lead.

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Great Falls Argonauts
J. Holmes, F190-42-25012
K. Anderson, C347-94-560318
M. Towns, G396-144-533217
M. Williams, G364-82-242112
M. Bocachica, G160-40-01030
L. Sutton252-70-00226
L. Jones130-10-11120
N. Maynard131-20-15052
C. Schlesser30-00-00010
D. Ubadigbo21-20-00002
Totals 21-5112-162582059
Montana Grizzlies
A. Steward, F301-74-56036
M. Ward, F153-40-02046
E. Hutchison, C151-14-45006
K. Jamar, G383-106-8144114
W. Cherry, G292-57-922411
B. Reader254-81-17129
S. Stockton202-70-22024
J. Gregory140-50-02010
M. Weisner71-10-00002
J. Wood71-20-21012
Totals 18-5022-314271860

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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Florida St 73
Norfolk St 68 Final
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MAN 56 Final
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Wagner 66 Final
UConn 78
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MER 63 Final
Missouri 81
Towson 47 Final
Michigan 64
Wash St 81 Final