Scores

Final

Idaho State 64

(10-18, 7-7 Big Sky)

Montana 79

(17-10, 11-4 Big Sky)

    6:30 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    IDST 24 4064
    MONT 31 4879

    Top Performers

    Idaho State: L. Steijn 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Montana: A. Johnson 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast

    Montana 79, Idaho St. 64

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Anthony Johnson scored 26 points and had six assists to lead Montana to a 79-64 win over Idaho State on Saturday night.

    Johnson was 7-of-10 from the field and made all 12 of his free throw attempts. Ryan Staudacher added 12 points, and Kyle Sharp finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies (17-10, 11-4 Big Sky).

    Montana, which never trailed, took a 31-24 halftime lead despite Idaho State shooting 55 percent before the break.

    Johnson scored 20 points in the second half, including back-to-back jumpers that pushed Montana's lead to 46-37 with 13 minutes remaining. Staudacher's 3-pointer with 4:10 remaining put Montana ahead 65-58 after Idaho State (10-18, 7-7) had cut the lead to four. Montana shot 68 percent from the field after the break.

    Lucas Steijn led the Bengals with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Chron Tatum added 13 points.

    The Grizzlies must win their final regular season game Thursday at Northern Colorado to clinch the second seed in next month's conference tournament.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IDST
    MONT
    Points 64 79
    FG Made-Attempted 26-50 (.520) 28-50 (.560)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 9-16 (.563)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

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