Scores

Final

Montana 81

(15-4, 11-0 Big Sky)

Portland State 68

(5-13, 3-8 Big Sky)

    10:35 PM ET, January 31, 2013

    Peter W Stott Center, Portland, Oregon

    1 2 T
    MONT 39 4281
    PRST 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Montana: W. Cherry 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Portland State: M. Whitmore 10 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast

    Montana 81, Portland St. 68

    Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Will Cherry scored 16 points, Mathias Ward added 15 and Big Sky Conference leader Montana won its 11th consecutive game Thursday night, 81-68 over Portland State.

    Cherry also had seven rebounds and six assists. Keron DeShields chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Grizzlies (15-4, 11-0), who maintained their two-game conference lead over second-place Weber State.

    Aaron Moore had 14 points for the Vikings (5-13, 3-8), who lost their fifth straight. Portland State, playing its first home game in 19 days, outrebounded Montana 32-23 but committed 12 turnovers that the Grizzlies turned into 17 points.

    Portland State led for much of the first half, but Montana closed on a 10-2 run to lead 39-31 at halftime. The Grizzlies never looked back, increasing their lead to as many as 17 points in the second half.

    Montana shot 56 percent from the floor, including 67 percent after halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MONT
    PRST
    Points 81 68
    FG Made-Attempted 28-50 (.560) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-23 (.826) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 6

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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