Scores

Final

Portland 68

(4-7, 0-4 away)

Montana State 70

(4-6, 3-1 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 19, 2005

    1 2 T
    PORT 26 4268
    MTST 36 3470

    Top Performers

    Portland: D. Cooper 24 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

    Montana St: M. Moss 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Montana State 70, Portland 68

    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 Monday night.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PORT
    MTST
    Points 68 70
    FG Made-Attempted 21-44 (.477) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-30 (.600) 13-23 (.565)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 14

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