Montana St. 84, N. Arizona 59
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) _ Eric Talley and Nico Harrison keyed a first-half surge in leading Montana State to an 84-59 Big Sky Conference victory over Northern Arizona Thursday night.
The two combined for 22 points as Montana State moved to a 44-17 lead at the break.
The Bobcats (16-5 overall, 4-4 conference) held a slim 12-10 lead just four minutes into the game, but went on a 25-3 run over the next 12 minutes. Montana State had a 37-13 lead with 3:12 left in the half.
Northern Arizona (6-13, 3-5) trailed by as many as 33 points but managed to cut the deficit to 25 by the buzzer.
Talley led the Bobcats with 19 points, hitting 7-of-8 from the field, as Montana State moved its home record to 10-0 for the season. Harrison finished with 16 points, while Adam Leachman had 13 and Quadre Lollis had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Leading the visiting Lumberjacks were Makeul Williams with 12 and Tyrone Johnson with 11.