Scores

Final

E Washington 65

(9-12, 3-6 Big Sky)

Montana State 69

(10-9, 4-4 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 29, 2009

    1 2 T
    EWU 38 2765
    MTST 33 3669

    Top Performers

    Eastern Washington: B. Moore 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    Montana State: D. Mbunga 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Montana St. 69, E. Washington 65

    Associated Press

    BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Divaldo Mbunga scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Montana State to a 69-65 win over Eastern Washington on Thursday night.

    Erik Rush added 14 points, while Austin Brown finished with a career-high 11 points, all in the second half, for the Bobcats (10-9, 4-4 Big Sky).

    The Eagles (9-12, 3-6) led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but the Bobcats rallied and took a 54-53 lead on a 3-pointer by Brown with 8:47 remaining.

    Eastern Washington trailed 68-65 and had the ball with 8.3 seconds to go, but Milan Stanojevic missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw situation after the Bobcats fouled intentionally to avoid a 3-point attempt. MSU's Branden Johnson made a free throw with 2.4 seconds left to seal the win after Eagles coach Kirk Earlywine was called for a technical foul.

    Brandon Moore led Eastern Washington with 17 points, and Benny Valentine came off the bench to add 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EWU
    MTST
    Points 65 69
    FG Made-Attempted 26-57 (.456) 22-56 (.393)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 8-28 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 17-29 (.586)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 6

    2008-09 Season

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