Montana stops South Dakota State’s win streak at 26, 85-74
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Michael Oguine scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Montana snapped the nation’s longest home court winning streak, knocking off South Dakota State 85-74 on Saturday night.
The Jackrabbits entered the game having won 26 straight home games, a streak that dates to January 2017.
David Jenkins scored at the basket to get South Dakota State within six, 74-68 with 2:47 left, but Jamar Akoh answered with two free throws and Ahmaad Rorie dunked to push the lead to 10 points with just over two minutes to play. The Grizzlies (7-4) converted 7 of 11 from the free throw line in the final two minutes and South Dakota State missed three attempts from deep.
Oguine hit 4 of 8 from long range and the Grizzlies were 11 of 28 from deep. Rorie finished with 16 points and six assists. Akoh, Montana’s leading scorer who has missed seven of Montana’s 11 games, finished with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Mike Daum scored 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for South Dakota State (10-5). Skyler Flatten finished with 15 points.