BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Casey Durham hit a 3-pointer from midcourt
as time expired to lift Montana State to a 70-68 win over Portland
The Pilots had taken their first lead of the second half 68-67
on a 3-pointer by Darren Cooper with two seconds remaining.
Following an MSU time out, Nick Dissly inbounded the ball to
Durham, the son of coach Mick Durham, who took a dribble and
launched the game-winner from the center line.
Marvin Moss had 18 points for Montana State (4-6), which led
36-26 at halftime.
The Bobcats led the Pilots (4-7) by as much as 50-34 following
Carson Durr's put-back with 13:42 left.
Portland used an 8-2 run to pull within 52-42 on a 3-pointer by
Cooper with 9:31 remaining.
The Pilots got within 62-60 on a pair of free throws by Donald
Wilson with 4:32 left, but MSU answered with a 5-0 run to take a
67-60 lead on a tip by Derrick Edmonds with 2:59 to play.
Cooper cut the lead to 67-63 with a layup and free throw with
2:45 remaining and a layup by Wilson got Portland within 65-63 with
1:51 to play.
Edmonds added 13 points for MSU, followed by Al Beye with 10.
Cooper led the Pilots with 24 points, including four 3-pointers,
while Pooh Jeter finished with 15, Wilson added 12 and Jeremiah
Dominguez added 10.