Scores

Final

Montana 70

(7-7, 1-0 Big Sky)

Idaho State 41

(6-7, 0-1 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 6, 2005

    Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho

    1 2 T
    MONT 45 2570
    IDST 17 2441

    Top Performers

    Montana: A. Strait 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Idaho State: A. Millien 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Blk

    Montana 70, Idaho State 41

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Kevin Criswell and Andrew Straight each had 15 points as Montana blew out Idaho State 70-41 in the Big Sky conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

    The Grizzlies (7-7, 1-0 Big Sky) knocked down three 3-point shots in the first two minutes and would connect on 10 in the first half to take a commanding 45-17 lead at the break.

    A 22-1 scoring binge midway through the first half effectively ended the contest.

    Meanwhile Idaho State (6-7, 0-1) shot a dismal 15 percent from the floor in the first half and only 19 percent for the game.

    The Bengals were coming off a loss to Portland on January 2nd where they scored only 34 points. Idaho State's Jeff Gardner was the game high scorer with 16.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MONT
    IDST
    Points 70 41
    FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 10-52 (.192)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 1-14 (.071)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 20-30 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 32 0

    2004-05 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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