Scores

Final

E Washington 66

(15-17, 8-8 Big Sky)

Montana 74

(24-6, 15-1 Big Sky)

    10:00 PM ET, March 6, 2012

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    EWU 35 3166
    MONT 30 4474

    Top Performers

    Eastern Washington: C. Colimon 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Montana: K. Jamar 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Montana 74, E. Washington 66

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Mathias Ward scored 18 points, Kareem Jamar added 18 points and 13 rebounds and Montana used a late 11-0 run to get by Eastern Washington 74-66 on Tuesday night in a Big Sky tournament semifinal.

    Will Cherry had 16 points and Derek Selvig 12 for the top-seeded Grizzlies (24-6), who play No. 2 seed Weber State for the championship on Wednesday.

    It is a rematch of the teams' Feb. 28 meeting on the same floor, in which the Big Sky's regular-season crown was on the line. Montana won 66-51 to earn the championship and right to host the tournament semifinals and title game.

    Cliff Colimon scored 27 points and Cliff Ederaine 16 for the Eagles (15-17). Laron Griffin had 15 points and 14 rebounds.

    Eastern Washington led 62-61 when Cherry's three-point play with 1:45 left began the 11-point surge. Ward followed with a dunk and Jamar a three-point play, making the score 69-62 with 35 seconds remaining.

    Montana added three free throws before Colimon scored on a layup for the Eagles with 13 seconds to go. That ended the drought, but the Grizzlies' victory celebration was well underway.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EWU
    MONT
    Points 66 74
    FG Made-Attempted 26-55 (.473) 22-54 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 27-32 (.844)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 10

    2011-12 Season

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