10:30 PM ET, March 11, 2009
Dee Events Center, Odgen, UT
Thomas dunks Portland State past Montana State, into NCAA tournament
OGDEN, Utah -- After barely shooting 50 percent from the foul line in the second half, Portland State secured a bid to the NCAA tournament with the surest shot possible -- Julius Thomas, alone under the basket for a dunk.
• Portland State is heading to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year and second time in school history.
• Portland State is the first school to repeat as Big Sky champions since Montana in 2005-06.
• No. 6 seed Montana State was seeking to become the lowest seed to win the Big Sky Tournament since 1987.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-49 (.551)||29-56 (.518)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-16 (.438)||9-19 (.474)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-22 (.727)||12-19 (.632)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|