Scores

Final

Idaho State 51

(4-14, 3-6 Big Sky)

Montana 70

(13-4, 9-0 Big Sky)

9:00 PM ET, January 24, 2013

Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

1 2 T
IDST 31 2051
MONT 29 4170

Top Performers

Idaho State: N. Walters 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

Montana: M. Ward 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Montana 70, Idaho St. 51

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
IDST
MONT
Points 51 70
FG Made-Attempted 17-44 (.386) 24-46 (.522)
3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 6-20 (.300)
FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 16-19 (.842)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 19

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 24, 2013 @MONT 70, IDST 51Recap
Feb 16, 2013 MONT 61, @IDST 54Recap