Scores

Final

Montana 61

(19-5, 15-1 Big Sky)

Idaho State 54

(5-20, 4-12 Big Sky)

9:05 PM ET, February 16, 2013

Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho

1 2 T
MONT 29 3261
IDST 22 3254

Top Performers

Montana: W. Cherry 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

Idaho State: C. Hansen 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Montana 61, Idaho St. 54

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho -- Mathias Ward scored 12 points and Montana got back on the winning track with a 61-54 victory over Idaho State on Saturday night.

Will Cherry, Kareem Jamar and Mike Weisner added 10 points apiece for the Grizzlies (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky), who were coming off a loss at Weber State on Thursday that snapped their record 25-game Big Sky winning streak.

Melvin Morgan scored 14 points and Chris Hansen had 12 for Idaho State (5-20, 4-12).

Ward scored eight points during a 17-5 run that gave Montana a 29-22 lead at intermission. A 9-0 run early in the second half extended the lead to 38-24 on Spencer Coleman's 3-pointer.

Idaho State closed to 50-42 on Ayibakuro Preh's dunk with 7:58 remaining, then used a 10-4 run to come within 55-52 on Hansen's 3-pointer with 2:33 left.

Weisner answered with a 3-pointer as Montana closed the game on a 6-2 run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
IDST
Points 61 54
FG Made-Attempted 20-44 (.455) 17-47 (.362)
3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 7-19 (.368)
FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 13-15 (.867)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 9

2012-13 Season

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