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.
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.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.