Scores

Final

Montana State 75

(9-6, 3-2 Big Sky)

Weber State 70

(9-8, 3-1 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 15, 2009

    Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah

    1 2 T
    MTST 32 4375
    WEB 33 3770

    Top Performers

    Montana St: B. Howard 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Weber State: K. McCoy 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Montana St. 75, Weber St. 70

    Associated Press

    OGDEN, Utah -- Bobby Howard scored 20 points and Eric Rush added 14 to lead Montana State to a 75-70 win over Weber State on Thursday night.

    Danny Piepoli and Divaldo Mbunga finished with 12 points apiece for the Bobcats (10-6, 3-2 Big Sky).

    MSU began to pull away late in the second half when Mbunga scored back-to-back baskets for a 64-58 lead with 3:46 remaining. But the Wildcats' Kyle Bullinger hit a 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining to spark a 10-0 run that narrowed the lead to 72-70 with 41 seconds left. Rush made two free throws with 18 seconds left and Branden Johnson made one with 4 seconds remaining to seal the win for MSU.

    Kellen McCoy led the Wildcats (9-8, 3-1) with 21 points, and Bullinger finished with 11 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    WEB
    Points 75 70
    FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-25 (.760) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 4

    2008-09 Season

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