Montana vs Colorado State

Colorado St. 72, Montana 65


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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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
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
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Portland St.0-08-261
N. Colo.0-07-3123
So. Utah0-05-4116
Montana St.0-06-591
North Dakota0-04-5255
Weber St.0-04-5224
Idaho St.0-03-5335
E. Wash.0-03-7200
N. Arizona0-02-8271
Sac. State0-02-8277

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boise St.0-09-143
Fresno St.0-08-266
San Diego St0-07-379
Air Force0-05-5313
Utah St.0-05-6189
Colorado St.0-04-6142
New Mexico0-03-7218
San Jose St.0-02-7342
Other games
LEHI 77 Final
MIST 62 Final
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
GAST 55 Final
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final