Scores

Final

Portland 58

(7-2, 2-0 away)

Montana 54

(3-3, 3-1 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 3, 2010

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    PORT 32 2658
    MONT 29 2554

    Top Performers

    Portland: N. Mitrovic 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Montana: W. Cherry 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

    Portland 58, Montana 54

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Nemanja Mitrovic scored 16 points -- all on 3-pointers and free throws -- to lead Portland to a 58-54 victory over Montana on Friday night.

    Luke Sikma added 13 points and Kramer Knutson 10 for the Pilots (7-2), who shot 55.0 percent (22 of 40).

    Will Cherry led the Grizzlies (3-3) with 15 points. Brian Qvale had 11 and Billy Reader 10.

    Montana was hurt by its 3-point shooting, converting only 4 of 18 (22.2 percent).

    Portland ran out to an early 12-point lead, going up 19-7 on Mitrovic's 3-pointer with 13:39 left in the first half. But Montana closed within 32-29 at the break.

    The Grizzlies held a 40-36 lead with 14:45 left, but Derrick Rodgers made a free throw and Mitrovic nailed consecutive 3-pointers to put Portland ahead for good.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PORT
    MONT
    Points 58 54
    FG Made-Attempted 22-40 (.550) 21-49 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 8-20 (.400)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 4

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