MISSOULA, Mont. -- South Dakota State did what Montana failed to do twice, as Tony Fiegen hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to defeat Montana 68-67 in double overtime Saturday night.
Fiegen converted both free throws with 9 seconds remaining in the second overtime, and the Jackrabbits (9-3) secured the victory when Brayden Carlson made a steal on the ensuing possession.
Montana (4-4) was at the line with a chance to take the lead at the end of regulation and the first overtime, but each time converted just one of the two free-throw attempts. Mike Weisner hit one free throw with 12 seconds left in regulation, and Kareem Jamar did the same with 5 seconds left in OT.
Mathias Ward had 17 points, Jamar 16 and Weisner 13 for the Grizzlies.