MISSOULA, Mont. -- Will Cherry scored 16 points to lead Montana to a 62-55 win over Portland State on Saturday night.
Cherry also had seven assists and was 9 of 11 from the free-throw line.
Montana, the defending Big Sky Champion, led 35-21 at halftime and never looked back.
The Vikings outrebounded Montana 34-30, but Montana had the advantage in shooting. Montana shot 41.7 percent from the field for the game, while the Vikings (3-8, 1-3) shot 37.7 percent.
Portland State has lost eight consecutive games to Montana.
Montana is scheduled to visit North Dakota on Thursday, while Portland State has Sacramento State scheduled on Thursday.