Weber State faces Montana in Big Sky semis
Weber State (18-14, 12-9) vs. Montana (24-8, 17-4)
Big Sky Conference Tourney Semifinals, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Friday, 6:30 p.m. EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Michael Oguine scored 19 points as Montana topped Sacramento State 79-73 in the Big Sky Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Thursday. Ahmaad Rorie added 17 points for the...
Sac State meets Montana in Big Sky quarters
Sacramento State (15-15, 9-12) vs. No. 1 seed Montana (23-8, 16-4)
Big Sky Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
Pridgett leads Montana over Sacramento St. 86-68
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett scored 17 points as Montana topped Sacramento State 86-68 on Saturday night.
Michael Oguine and Timmy Falls added 16 points each for the...
Montana looks to sweep Sac State
Montana (22-8, 15-4) vs. Sacramento State (14-14, 8-11)
The Hornets Nest, Sacramento, California; Saturday, 10:05 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montana goes for the season sweep over...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Holland Woods had 20 points as Portland State stretched its home winning streak to seven games, defeating Montana 81-69 on Thursday night.
Portland St. looks to sweep Montana
Montana (22-7, 15-3) vs. Portland State (14-15, 9-9)
The Viking Pavilion, Portland, Oregon; Thursday, 10:05 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Portland State goes for the season sweep over Montana...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Michael Oguine had 22 points and 11 rebounds as Montana edged past Northern Arizona 66-64 on Monday night.
Sayeed Pridgett had 14 points and seven rebounds for Montana...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had 20 points as Montana defeated Southern Utah 70-54 on Saturday night.
Ahmaad Rorie had 15 points and six assists for Montana (21-7, 14-3 Big Sky...
Southern Utah seeks revenge on Montana
Southern Utah (14-12, 9-8) vs. Montana (20-7, 13-3)
Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montana goes for the season sweep over Southern Utah after...
N Colorado’s Davis sinks free throws and Montana 74-72
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jordan Davis scored 23 points and his two free throws with five seconds left gave Northern Colorado a 74-72 win over Montana on Monday night.
Pridgett scores 20 to carry Montana past Montana St. 89-83
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had 20 points as Montana won its 10th straight game, beating Montana State 89-83 on Saturday night.
Kendal Manuel had 19 points for Montana (20-6, 13-2...
Montana looks for home win vs Montana State
Montana State (12-13, 9-6) vs. Montana (19-6, 12-2)
Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montana looks for its eighth straight win over Montana State at...
Pridgett leads Montana past Idaho St. 80-68
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett scored 22 points as Montana stretched its win streak to nine games, topping Idaho State 80-68 on Saturday night. Kendal Manuel added 20 points for the Grizzlies.
Ahmaad Rorie had 15 points for Montana (19-6, 12-2 Big Sky Conference). Mack Anderson added 12 points.
Balint Mocsan had 18 points for the Bengals (9-15, 5-10). Alonzo Walker added 16 points. Chier Maker had seven rebounds.
Pridgett scores 29 to lead Montana past Weber State 83-80
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had a career-high 29 points plus 16 rebounds and Montana won its eighth consecutive game, narrowly beating Weber State 83-80 on Thursday night.
Sayeed Pridgett scores 21 points; Montana routs Idaho 100-59
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett scored 21 points as Montana routed Idaho 100-59 on Thursday night for its sixth straight win.
Montana (16-6, 9-2 Big Sky Conference) scored 100 points for the first time this season. The Grizzlies have a half-game lead over Northern Colorado atop the conference standings, and they host the Bears on Feb. 25.
Idaho (4-18, 1-10) has lost eight straight since beating Eastern Washington 74-71 at home on Jan. 3.
Rorie scores 20, leads Montana over Montana State 83-79
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 20 points including four late free throws to help Montana hold off Montana State 83-78 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
A 16-6 surge gave Montana a 77-69 lead with just under four minutes to play. Harald Frey scored four points and Devin Kirby added an emphatic dunk to pull Montana State to 77-75 with 2:21 left.
Akoh has 25 points as Montana knocks off Weber St. 75-68
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 25 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to help Montana knock off Weber State 75-68 on Saturday night.
The Wildcats (13-7, 7-2 Big Sky) had won four straight and eight of their last nine games before encountering Montana Saturday. Weber State's only conference loss was to Southern Utah 90-82 in overtime on Jan. 5.
Rorie scores 20 points, leads Montana over Idaho 69-51
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Montana to a 69-51 victory over Idaho on Saturday night.
Montana (12-6, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) avenged last season's 79-77 overtime loss at Idaho (4-13, 1-5). The Grizzlies have won two of three on the road, and are a game back of conference-leader Weber State. Montana hosts the Wildcats on Saturday.
Peatling, Hunt lead Eastern Washington past Montana 78-71
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Mason Peatling tossed in 17 points to lead five players in double figures and Jesse Hunt grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds — nearly half of Eastern Washington's total — as the Eagles defeated Montana 78-71 on Thursday night.
Akoh has 21 and 18; Montana routs Sacramento State 87-56
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 21 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to help Montana beat Sacramento State 87-56 on Thursday night.
Ahmaad Rorie added 21 points with five 3-pointers and the Grizzlies (10-4, 3-0 Big Sky Conference) made 13 of 20 from 3-point range.
Montana opened the second half with a 10-2 run to lead 54-36 and led by at least 20 after Michael Oguine's 3-pointer made it 70-48 with 7:36 left in the game.
Griz take control in 2nd half for 60-53 win over ND State
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 17 points with eight rebounds and Bobby Moorehead scored 13 and Montana beat North Dakota State 60-53 Monday night.
It was Akoh's second game back after missing six games with a wrist injury.
The Bison led 23-19 at halftime before the Grizzlies took control with a 13-4 run when Moorehead and Ahmaad Rorie made back-to-back 3-pointers, Sayeed Pridgett added a layup and Moorhead another 3 for a 32-27 lead Montana (6-3) would never relinquish.
Rorie, Padgett lead Montana past NAIA College of Idaho
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie and Sayeed Pridgett each scored 17 points and Montana dominated NAIA-member College of Idaho for an 80-52 win on Monday night.
Montana started hot and built a 19-4 lead within the first eight minutes. The Grizzlies (5-2) led 48-22 at halftime on 20-of-30 shooting including 8 of 13 from beyond the 3-point arc. The Coyotes went to intermission shooting 22 percent (7 of 32) and never recovered from their slow start.
Rorie, Krslovic lead Montana past North Dakota 84-76
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 30 points, 22 in the second half, and Fabijan Krslovic had two critical baskets late on his way to a double-double to lead top-seeded Montana to an 84-76 win over eighth-seeded North Dakota on Thursday in the Big Sky Conference quarterfinals.
Oguine, Montana beat Idaho State 75-64
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Michael Oguine scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and finished with a career-high 15 rebounds to help Montana beat Idaho State 75-64 on Saturday night.
Jamar Akoh and Timmy Falls had 13 points apiece and Sayeed Pridgett added 10 points with eight rebounds for Montana (23-7, 16-2 Big Sky). The Grizzlies have won 15 in a row against Idaho State (14-15, 9-9).
Montana beats Montana State, clinches share of Big Sky title
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett and Timmy Falls scored 14 points apiece and Montana rolled to a 90-63 victory over Montana State on Saturday night to clinch at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title.
Bliznyuk, E Washington end Montana streak at 13, 74-65
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 19 points with six rebounds and five assists and Eastern Washington ended Montana's 13-game winning streak 74-65 on Thursday night.
Benas Griciunas added 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting and Jacob Davison 12 for the Eagles (13-13, 8-5 Big Sky Conference), who shot 56 percent for the game.
Montana wins 12th straight, 80-60 over Portland St
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 21 points for his second straight 20-point game and Montana overcame a slow start to win its 12th straight Big Sky Conference game, 80-60 over Portland State on Thursday night.
The 20-point loss is Portland State's largest of the season.
Oguine hits 7 3-pointers, Montana rolls past NAU 82-64
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Michael Oguine made a career-best seven 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to help Montana beat Northern Arizona 82-64 on Saturday night to remain undefeated atop the Big Sky Conference.
Montana (16-5, 9-0) has won nine straight and 11 of its last 12 games, and has matched last season's win total with nine regular season games remaining. The nine-game win streak is the longest in coach Travis DeCuire's four seasons with the Grizzlies.
Akoh has career-high 34 as Montana gets by N. Colorado 89-80
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored a career-high 34 points with eight rebounds as Montana slipped past Northern Colorado 89-80 for its fourth straight Big Sky Conference win on Saturday night.
Montana (11-5, 4-0) remained undefeated at home (7-0). The Grizzlies have won six of their last seven with the only loss being at Washington, 66-63.
Akoh, Rorie combine for 45, Montana downs N. Arizona 87-69
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Ahmaad Rorie added 22 points with four 3-pointers, and Montana beat Northern Arizona 87-69 in Thursday night's Big Sky Conference opener.
It's a season high for points for the Grizzlies (8-5), who never trailed and held the Lumberjacks to 32.7 percent shooting from the floor, a season low for Montana opponents.
Rorie, Pridgett lead Montana past Cal State Northridge 86-68
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 27 points, Sayeed Pridgett had 20 points with 12 rebounds and Montana cruised to an 86-68 win Sunday night over Cal State Northridge to remain unbeaten on its home court this season.
Montana wins lone regular season contest with Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had 19 points and Montana beat Southern Utah 70-55 on Thursday night in the only matchup of the season between the two schools.
The win is the Grizzlies second straight following their second four-game losing streak of the season. Montana also lost four in a row to open the season in November.
Walter Wright finished with 14 points for Montana (12-13, 7-5 Big Sky), while Fabijan Krslovic chipped in 10.
Bliznyuk’s 28 leads Eastern Washington over Montana 72-60
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk had 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Eastern Washington split the season series with a 72-60 win over Montana on Thursday night.
Mason Peatling added 13 for the Eagles (14-7, 6-2 Big Sky), who were up 35-27 at halftime and expanded the lead steadily throughout the second half. Luka Vulikic and Jacob Wiley had 10 points each.
Northwest 85, Dawson 80
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Northwest College: Jonathan Kidd 35, Carter Baxter 3, Luc Lombardy 6, Levi Londole 4, Devonte Morgan 7, Blake Hinze 11, Damon Leachg 4.
VERMILLION, S.D. — South Dakota held off a late Montana rally in defeating the Griz 72-67 in men's basketball Sunday.
Montana wrapped up a tough five-game, 13-day road trip that covered more than 8,000 miles with a 1-4 record.