Scores

Final

Montana 65

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Colorado State 72

(1-0, 1-0 home)

9:00 PM ET, November 9, 2012

Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado

1 2 T
MONT 34 3165
CSU 27 4572

Top Performers

Montana: K. DeShields 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Colorado State: C. Iverson 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Colorado St. 72, Montana 65

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colton Iverson had 18 points and eight rebounds as Colorado State overcame a cold-shooting first half to defeat Montana 72-65 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Daniel Bejarano added 12 points and Greg Smith and Dorian Green 11 each for Colorado State, which gave first-year coach Larry Eustachy the 403rd win of his career.

The Rams shot just 6 of 24 from the floor in the first half but stayed in the game thanks to a decided rebounding advantage. They finished with a 44-21 edge in rebounding, including 19 offensive boards.

Keron DeShields led Montana with 17 points, and Colorado native Jordan Gregory had 10. The Grizzlies' streak of 12 consecutive regular-season victories ended.

Montana played without returning leading scorer Will Cherry, who was sidelined with a foot injury.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
CSU
Points 65 72
FG Made-Attempted 20-44 (.455) 20-53 (.377)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 1-8 (.125)
FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 31-41 (.756)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 33 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 8

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