Montana State vs North Dakota

Montana St. holds on, beats N. Dakota 78-70

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Flavien Davis scored 19 points and Marcus Colbert added 16 as Montana State held on to beat North Dakota 78-70 on Thursday night.

Montana State (12-12, 7-6 Big Sky) went on a 15-3 run in the first half to take a 27-15 lead and was up by as many as 20 in the second, mounting a 48-28 advantage with less than 15 minutes to play.

North Dakota (10-13, 7-6) then went on a 24-7 run to pull within 55-52 with 8:01 remaining. North Dakota trailed 67-63 with 1:38 left but Montana State hit 11 of 12 free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

Eric Norman, Stephan Holm and Paul Egwuonwu each added 10 points for Montana State, which shot 52.4 percent from the field.

Aaron Anderson led North Dakota with 20 points while Troy Huff added 17 points and 10 rebounds.

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Scoreboard
Montana State (12-12) «364278
North Dakota (10-13)254570

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Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Colo.0-08-3118
Portland St.0-08-362
Idaho0-07-3169
Montana0-05-4205
So. Utah0-05-4100
Montana St.0-06-595
Weber St.0-04-5214
North Dakota0-04-6261
Idaho St.0-03-5337
E. Wash.0-03-8194
Sac. State0-02-8274
N. Arizona0-02-9270
 
Other games
CREI 68 Final
BUTL 63
NW 70 Final
MIST 85
SMU 0 PPD
RUT 0
LOU 0 PPD
TEMP 0
MINN 70 Final
WISC 78