Scores

Final

Montana State 76

(13-10, 5-5 Big Sky)

Montana 88

(11-12, 5-5 Big Sky)

    9:00 PM ET, February 9, 2008

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    MTST 33 4376
    MONT 35 5388

    Top Performers

    Montana State: M. Davis 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Montana: K. Sharp 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Montana 88, Montana St. 76

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Andrew Strait scored 20 points and five other Montana players reached double figures in an 88-76 victory over cross-state rival Montana State on Saturday night.

    Kyle Sharp finished with a career-high 18 points and eight rebounds, while Matt Martin came off the bench to score 16 for the Grizzlies (11-12, 5-5 Big Sky). Jordan Hasquet and Ryan Staudacher added 12 points apiece and Ceylon Elgin-Taylor scored 10.

    The Bobcats (13-10, 5-5) went into halftime down only 35-33. But the Grizzlies came out shooting in the second half, hitting 72 percent from the field. They opened the half with a mini-burst, highlighted by a slam dunk by Sharp to build a 42-35 lead.

    Montana State couldn't get any closer than five points the rest of the way, as the Grizzlies repeatedly answered every challenge. Montana secured the win with strong free-throw shooting, including 6-of-6 by Elgin-Taylor in the final two minutes.

    Mecklen Davis went 8-of-11 from the field to come off the bench and lead Montana State with 19 points.

    Carlos Taylor, who scored a career-high 34 points in the Big Sky Conference opener against Montana, added 17 points. The Bobcats won that game 74-58.

    Casey Durham finished with 14 points in Saturday night's game, and Adrian Zamora grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    MONT
    Points 76 88
    FG Made-Attempted 28-60 (.467) 32-55 (.582)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 12-20 (.600)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 12-17 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 13

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