Scores

Final

Montana State 56

(7-5, 2-0 Big Sky)

Boise State 58

(8-4, 4-1 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 23, 2009

    Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

    1 2 T
    MTST 27 2956
    BSU 41 1758

    Top Performers

    Montana State: E. Rush 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Boise State: L. Anderson 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Boise St. 58, Montana St. 56

    Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho -- Kurt Cunningham scored 14 points Wednesday night to lead Boise State to a 58-56 victory over Montana State.

    Cunningham hit two free throws with 4:48 remaining to put Boise State (8-4) ahead to stay.

    Bobby Howard and Erik Rush scored 14 apiece to pace Montana State (7-5).

    Montana State trailed by 18 points with 17 minutes remaining before going on a 21-2 run to take a 52-51 lead on Cody Anderson's layup and free throw with 7:11 left.

    Boise State closed the first half with a 24-2 run to take a 41-27 halftime lead. The Broncos scored the first three points of the second half to make it a 27-2 run before Rush scored on a dunk.

    Montana State made 10-of-14 field-goal attempts in building a 25-17 advantage, but was just 1-of-16 the rest of the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    BSU
    Points 56 58
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 23-58 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 7-12 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 18

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