Montana vs Portland State

Montana 69, Portland St. 67


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Will Cherry scored 20 points and Mathias Ward had 18 as Montana defeated Portland State 69-67 on Sunday.

Kareem Jamar added 11 points for the Grizzlies (15-6, 8-1 Big Sky), who moved into a tie with Weber State for first place in the conference standings.

Charles Odum led Portland State (10-11, 4-5) with 19 points. Chehales Tapscott added 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Montana led most of the first half but fell behind 32-30 with 2 minutes to play before halftime. The Grizzlies then rattled off 13 straight points, including the first eight of the second half, and led 43-32 after a Ward lay-in with 17:48 left to play.

The Vikings fought back thanks to eight straight points from Odum during a 10-1 run, and cut the lead to 65-63 with 34 seconds remaining. But the Grizzlies hit 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch to secure their 10th win in the last 11 games.

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Portland State (10-11)323567

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Montana Grizzlies
D. Selvig, F364-90-191410
A. Steward, F302-70-01244
M. Ward, F306-106-740318
K. Jamar, G395-91-224311
W. Cherry, G346-107-833420
S. Stockton182-32-31126
J. Wood50-10-00000
E. Hutchison40-00-00000
K. DeShields30-10-01100
K. Henderson10-00-00010
Totals 25-5016-2123122169
Portland State Vikings
C. Tapscott, F384-115-8162114
N. Lozeau, C182-60-02124
C. Odum, G364-911-1354119
L. McMullan, G321-71-30133
M. Harthun, G303-60-04219
R. Parker245-80-080410
G. Winston223-50-02148
Totals 22-5217-2439111667
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
Other games
ND 50 Final
UConn 48
Michigan 49 Final
Ohio St 64
Iowa 89 Final
Indiana 103
GT 81 Final
NC 93