Akoh leads Montana to 11th straight, 72-67 over North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday to lead Montana to its 11th-straight victory, and school-record seventh-straight on the road, 72-67 over North Dakota.
Fabijan Krslovic and Michael Oguine scored 12 points apiece for the Grizzlies (18-5, 11-0 Big Sky Conference), who made Travis DeCuire the fastest coach in league history to reach 50 wins — 65 games. Montana clinched when Ahmaad Rorie, who had nine points and seven assists, made two free throws with seven seconds left and Dale Jones missed a 3-point attempt for North Dakota.
Cortez Seales had 19 points for the Fighting Hawks (8-15, 3-8) and Conner Avants had 15 with 11 rebounds.
The Grizzlies got a 3-pointer from Rorie at the 5:05 mark to take the lead for good 59-57, and a 3 by Oguine to cap the 11-3 run for a 67-60 lead with 48 seconds left.