Idaho State vs Montana

Montana 70, Idaho St. 51

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Mathias Ward scored 21 points, Spencer Coleman added a career-high 20 and Montana won its 20th straight conference game, 70-51 over Idaho State on Thursday night.

Kareem Jamar had 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Grizzlies (13-4, 9-0), which moved into sole possession of first place in the Big Sky Conference after Weber State lost 79-74 at Montana State. Montana hosts Weber State on Saturday.

Neveij Walters led the Bengals (4-14, 3-6) with 12 points, and Melvin Morgan had 10. Idaho State shot 39 percent from the field, to Montana's 52 percent, and was outrebounded 31-20.

Idaho State led 31-29 at halftime, but Montana's 17-4 run to start the second half put the Grizzlies in control. The Bengals got no closer than nine the rest of the way.

Montana improved to 95-44 all-time against Idaho State and has won the last six meetings between the schools.

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Scoreboard
Idaho State (4-14)312051
Montana (13-4) «294170

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Idaho State Bengals
C. Hansen, F322-72-21138
N. Walters, F225-72-230112
T. Sanchez, G341-62-23315
M. Morgan, G334-101-214010
A. Hatchett, G301-43-43126
N. Ezenwa162-51-24115
A. Preh140-10-01040
S. Baldwin122-40-00014
D. Kostur30-01-21001
J. Kusmieruk20-00-00020
N. Mason20-00-00000
Totals 17-4412-1620101551
 38.6%75% 
Montana Grizzlies
K. Jamar, F384-81-277311
M. Ward, F377-147-743221
E. Hutchison, C131-10-03022
W. Cherry, G271-34-43316
J. Gregory, G191-30-01103
S. Coleman278-92-440120
M. Weisner211-30-05122
K. DeShields101-42-21125
K. Henderson30-00-01000
J. Wiley20-00-00000
M. Young20-10-00000
N. Emerson10-00-00000
Totals 24-4616-1931161370
 52.2%84.2% 
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
North Dakota14-422-10144
E. Wash.13-522-12148
Weber St.12-620-14185
Idaho12-619-14207
Montana11-716-16221
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
PUR 53 Final
MICH 68
TENN 56 Final
MISS 62
VCU 74 Final
RICH 86
UCLA 84 Final
ARIZ 73
BYU 63 Final
GONZ 83