Scores

Final

Montana 69

(15-6, 8-1 Big Sky)

Portland State 67

(10-11, 4-5 Big Sky)

4:00 PM ET, January 29, 2012

Peter W Stott Center, Portland, Oregon

1 2 T
MONT 35 3469
PRST 32 3567

Top Performers

Montana: W. Cherry 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl

Portland State: C. Tapscott 14 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk

Montana 69, Portland St. 67

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Will Cherry scored 20 points and Mathias Ward had 18 as Montana defeated Portland State 69-67 on Sunday.

Kareem Jamar added 11 points for the Grizzlies (15-6, 8-1 Big Sky), who moved into a tie with Weber State for first place in the conference standings.

Charles Odum led Portland State (10-11, 4-5) with 19 points. Chehales Tapscott added 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Montana led most of the first half but fell behind 32-30 with 2 minutes to play before halftime. The Grizzlies then rattled off 13 straight points, including the first eight of the second half, and led 43-32 after a Ward lay-in with 17:48 left to play.

The Vikings fought back thanks to eight straight points from Odum during a 10-1 run, and cut the lead to 65-63 with 34 seconds remaining. But the Grizzlies hit 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch to secure their 10th win in the last 11 games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
PRST
Points 69 67
FG Made-Attempted 25-50 (.500) 22-52 (.423)
3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 6-12 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 17-24 (.708)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 2

2011-12 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 28, 2011 @MONT 75, PRST 64Recap
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