Scores

Final

E Washington 69

(8-14, 3-5 Big Sky)

Montana State 74

(12-8, 4-3 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 26, 2008

    1 2 T
    EWU 44 2569
    MTST 27 4774

    Top Performers

    Eastern Washington: A. DeLeon 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Montana State: C. Taylor 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Montana St. 74, E. Washington 69

    Associated Press

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Carlos Taylor scored 20 points and Divaldo Mbunga had a key block to help Montana State to a 74-69 come-from-behind victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday night.

    The Bobcats (12-8, 4-3 Big Sky) trailed 44-27 at the break but rallied in the second half. They went on a 12-2 run capped by a Branden Johnson 3-pointer with 8:41 remaining to take their first lead of the game.

    Down 72-69 with 13 seconds remaining, the Eagles (8-14, 3-5) had a chance to tie the game. But Mbunga, who finished with 17 points, blocked a jumper by Trey Gross and was fouled. Mbunga's free throw put Montana ahead by four with 12 seconds remaining.

    A last ditch 3-pointer by Kellen Williams was rebounded by Adrian Zamora, who was fouled with less than a second remaining. Zamora made one of two from the free throw line secure the win.

    Adris DeLeon led Eastern Washington with 22 points, although he turned the ball over nine times. Matthew Brunell added 13 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EWU
    MTST
    Points 69 74
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 24-60 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-25 (.480) 6-28 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 20-26 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 5

    2007-08 Season

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