Scores

Final

CS Fullerton 60

(4-6, 1-4 away)

Montana State 74

(4-3, 0-1 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, December 9, 2008

    1 2 T
    CSF 43 1760
    MTST 34 4074

    Top Performers

    CS Fullerton: A. Thompson 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 6 Stl, 1 Blk

    Montana St: D. Mbunga 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Montana St. 74, Cal St.-Fullerton 60

    Associated Press

    BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Bobby Howard scored 20 points to help Montana State overcome a nine-point halftime deficit and beat Cal State-Fullerton 74-60 on Tuesday night.

    Divaldo Mbunga added 16 points for the Bobcats (4-3), who trailed by as many as 12 late in the first half and went into the break down 43-34.

    Montana State opened the second half with a 15-2 run and took a 49-45 lead with 15:52 to play. The Titans (4-6) closed to within 54-53 with 11:34 to play, but MSU went on a 12-2 run to take a 66-55 lead with 4:36 left. Cal State-Fullerton never posed a threat after that.

    Josh Akognon and Aaron Thompson led the Titans with 18 points apiece. Akognon entered the matchup averaging 24.6 points per game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CSF
    MTST
    Points 60 74
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-28 (.214) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 13-20 (.650)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 14

    2008-09 Season

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