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Final

Montana 59

(18-7, 11-1 Big Sky)

Portland State 54

(2-22, 0-12 Big Sky)

5:00 PM ET, February 26, 2005

1 2 T
MONT 29 3059
PRST 21 3354

Montana 59, Portland State 54

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Hollie Tyler had 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots Saturday afternoon and Montana held off a late rally to beat Portland State 59-54.

Montana (18-7, 11-1 Big Sky) appeared to have the game in hand early in the second half. The Lady Griz opened the second half with a 17-5 run to take a 46-26 lead with 11:43 remaining.

After a free throw by Johanna Closson with 8:50 remaining made it 48-30, Portland State (2-22, 0-12) went on a 20-5 run to pull within 53-50. During that 6:47, Montana made just 2-of-8 shots from the field and had six turnovers.

Katie Edwards, who also finished with 17 points, ended the PSU run with two free throws to put UM up 55-50 with 1:30 remaining.

Montana closed the first half with a 15-4 run to take a 29-21 halftime lead. Tyler had 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots in the first half.

Heidi Stuart led Portland State with 14 points and eight rebounds while Heather Arns added 13 points and eight steals.

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