Montana State 84, Denver 76

BOZEMAN (AP) -- Nick Dissly scored eight of his 15 points in
overtime Thursday night to lead Montana State to an 84-76 win over

Ja'Ron Jefferson led the Bobcats with 21 points, including 5 in
the extra period. Derrick Edmonds, who finished with 18 points,
also scored 5 in overtime.

DaShawn Walker led all scorers with 26 points and hit a
3-pointer from the top of the key with 11 seconds remaining in
regulation to force the extra period.

Denver (5-5) took a 74-70 lead with 1:58 left in overtime, but
MSU (5-6) scored 8 straight, including 3-pointers by Dissly and
Edmonds, and took a 78-74 lead on a pair of Edmonds free throws
with 28.8 seconds remaining.

Alex Cox hit a layup to cut the lead to 78-76 with 20.9 seconds

Free throws by Jefferson and Marvin Moss and a steal and dunk by
Dissly sealed the victory.

The Bobcats had a chance to win in regulation, but Edmonds'
3-pointer at the buzzer was long.

The Bobcats scored 9 unanswered points to start the second half
and erased a seven-point halftime deficit. Moss' free throw with
17:42 left put MSU up 39-37.

Yemi Nicholson, the Pioneers' leading scorer with a
17.6-point-per-game average, was held to 15 points. Andrew
Carpenter scored 14 for Denver, and Antonio Porch added 11.

Moss finished with 13 points for the Bobcats, and Dissly led all
rebounders with 9.

The Pioneers defeated Montana State 69-66 on Dec. 3 in Denver.