BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Stuart Mayes came off the bench to lead four players in double figures with 13 points in Montana's 72-63 win over Montana State on Saturday night.
Montana swept the Bobcats this season and handed them their first home loss in league play.Jordan Hasquet scored on a three-point play with 8:55 remaining to give Montana (14-11, 8-4 Big Sky) a 55-46 lead.The Bobcats (10-15, 7-5) went on a 7-1 run, capped with a 3-pointer by Casey Durham, to pull to 56-53 with just under eight minutes to play.Kyle Sharp answered with a quick basket for the Grizzlies, quieting the crowd.A basket by Hasquet and a dunk by Sharp with 2:10 remaining again put the Grizzlies up 64-55.Montana made 8-of-12 free throws in the final 1:50 to seal the win.Also in double figures for Montana were Matt Dlouhy with 12 points. Hasquet and Sharp both finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.Durham scored all 14 of his points in the second half, including two quick 3's, the second on a fast break, that gave the Bobcats a 32-31 lead two minutes into the second half.The first half was a shooting clinic, with the teams combining or seven 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes. Montana led 29-26 at halftime.Nick Dissly and Carlos Taylor finished with 12 points each for the Bobcats, while Carson Durr made 3-of-5 from 3-point range and finished with 11 points. Dissly led MSU with seven rebounds and Durham had five assists.Montana played without leading scorer Andrew Strait, who missed his second game because of illness.