Scores

Final

Montana State 79

(13-12, 8-6 Big Sky)

Portland State 71

(10-15, 5-7 Big Sky)

    10:05 PM ET, February 13, 2010

    Peter W Stott Center, Portland, Oregon

    1 2 T
    MTST 40 3979
    PRST 27 4471

    Top Performers

    Montana State: B. Howard 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    Portland State: J. Thomas 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Montana St. 79, Portland St. 71

    Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Bobby Howard had 22 points and eight rebounds Saturday to lead Montana State to a 79-71 win over Portland State.

    Erik Rush added 17 points for the Bobcats (13-12, 8-6 Big Sky) and Branden Johnson and Marquis Navarre each had 12.

    The win was the first for Montana State in Portland since 2004.

    Dominic Waters led Portland State (10-15, 5-7) with 21 points. Julius Thomas added 14 for the Vikings, who lost their fourth straight home game.

    Montana State trailed 19-18 with 9:53 left in the first half before rattling off a 22-8 run to take a 40-27 lead at the break. The Bobcats led by as many as 16 points in the second half and sealed the game by hitting 10 of 12 free throws down the stretch.

    MSU shot 70 percent in the first half and finished the game at 52 percent. Portland shot 42 percent for the game and was 9 for 30 from 3-point range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    PRST
    Points 79 71
    FG Made-Attempted 26-50 (.520) 27-63 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 9-30 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-27 (.815) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 6

    2009-10 Season

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    Jan 8, 2010 @MTST 77, PRST 71Recap
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