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Final

Montana State 70

(3-3, 2-1 away)

Washington St 64

(1-5, 1-2 home)

    10:00 PM ET, November 30, 2006

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    MTST 31 3970
    WSU 20 4464

    Montana State 70, Washington State 64

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Alyssa Nelson scored 17 points to lead Montana State past Washington State 70-64 Thursday night.

    The Bobcats improved to 3-3 to equal their total wins of last season, when they were 3-23.

    Nakejia Kelly led Washington State (1-5) with 11 points.

    The Cougars, who have put together 10 consecutive losing seasons, have lost three games in a row. They are 0-4 against Montana State since winning in 1989.

    Washington State trailed from the first basket, but pulled within one point three times in the second half.

    WSU's Dani Montgomery sank two free throws with 2:25 left to narrow Montana State's lead to 61-60, but Nubia Garcia hit six consecutive free throws down the stretch for the Bobcats. Garcia finished with 14 points and four steals. Erica Perry added 13 points, and Krislyn Wallace had 12 points and six rebounds.

    Kate Benz had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars. Ebonee Coates totaled 10 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots.

    Montana State shot 46 percent from the field, compared to 33 percent for WSU, which trailed 30-21 at halftime.

    The Bobcats had 25 turnovers, three more than WSU.

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