Scores

Final

Oregon State 66

(4-5, 1-3 away)

Montana 71

(6-4, 5-1 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 15, 2010

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    ORST 32 3466
    MONT 35 3671

    Top Performers

    Oregon St: A. Brandt 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Montana: B. Qvale 27 Pts, 18 Reb, 5 Blk

    Montana 71, Oregon St. 66

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Brian Qvale had 27 points and 18 rebounds and Will Cherry scored 22 to lead Montana over Oregon State 71-66 on Wednesday night.

    Despite leading for most of the game, the Grizzlies (6-4) had to hold off a late charge by the Beavers (4-5). Cherry sealed the deal as he drove for a layup with 26 seconds left.

    Qvale buoyed Montana's attack in the first half, scoring 21 of its 35 points. He also had a game-high five blocks.

    Cherry, who leads the NCAA with 4.1 steals per game, had five against the Beavers.

    Angus Brandt and Roberto Nelson each came off the Oregon State bench to tie for team scoring honors with 13 points. Oregon State's bench outscored the Grizzlies' 45-3.

    Although the Beavers tied it twice in the second half, Montana pulled away late by holding Oregon State to one field goal in the final 3 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ORST
    MONT
    Points 66 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-55 (.436) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 11

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