BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Al Beye scored 10 points in the second
half, including all six of his free throw attempts, to lead Montana
State to a 75-71 come-from-behind win Friday night over San Jose
State in the consolation championship of the Holiday
Stores-GranTree Inn Classic.
Beye, who finished with 13 points on three-of-four shooting from
the field, put MSU (6-7) up 72-67 with a put-back with 1:11 left.
Julian Richardson hit a layup with 15.8 seconds remaining to
pull the Spartans (4-9) to 73-71.
Casey Durham hit one of two free throws to give the Bobcats a
74-71 lead, and after Carlton Spencer missed a three-point try,
Derek Edmonds was fouled and hit one of two free throws to set the
Trailing 46-41 following a three-pointer by Nick Dissly, the
Spartans went on a 16-3 run, and led 57-49 on Spencer's short
jumper at the 10:01 mark.
MSU used a 9-2 run to tie the game at 63 on a Durham free throw
with 4:46 left. A three-pointer by Edmonds gave MSU a 70-65 lead
with 2:14 remaining.
Marvin Moss led MSU with 16 points. Jefferson had 12 for the
Elam led the Spartans with 12 points. Demetrius Brown and
Spencer each scored 11, and Richardson had 10.