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Final

Montana 58

(6-8, 0-1 Big Sky)

Montana State 74

(9-5, 1-0 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 5, 2008

    1 2 T
    MONT 34 2458
    MTST 33 4174

    Top Performers

    Montana: J. Hasquet 9 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl

    Montana State: C. Taylor 34 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Blk

    Montana St. 74, Montana 58

    Associated Press

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Carlos Taylor scored a career-high 34 points to help lead Montana State to a 74-58 victory over cross-state rival Montana on Saturday night in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.

    Divaldo Mbunga had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for the Bobcats (9-5, 1-0 Big Sky), who beat Montana for the first time in six meetings.

    Neither team led by more than four points in a back-and-forth first period. The Grizzlies led 34-33 at the break.

    Montana (6-8, 0-1) took a seven-point lead early in the second half after Montana State made just 1-of-7 from the field. But the Bobcats went on an 11-0 run capped by a Mbunga layup to retake the lead with 9:57 remaining. They led the rest of the game and finished with an 18-4 run to seal the win.

    Ryan Studacher and Andrew Strait led Montana with 10 points apiece. Jordan Hasquet added nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MONT
    MTST
    Points 58 74
    FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 25-46 (.543)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 5-10 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 16

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