9:00 PM ET, March 10, 2010
Dee Events Center, Odgen, UT
OGDEN, Utah -- Anthony Johnson wasn't ready to look ahead -- not even to playing in his first NCAA tournament.Johnson was too busy relishing what he and his teammates had just done, rallying Montana from a 22-point deficit to beat Weber State 66-65 in the Big Sky tournament championship game on Wednesday night.
• Anthony Johnson exploded for a career-high and Big Sky tournament record 42 points as Montana advanced to its eighth NCAA tournament. Johnson's 42 points is tied for the ninth most in any conference tournament game since 1996-97.
• After being down 20 points at halftime, the Grizzlies took the lead for the first time at 64-63 with under one minute remaining in the contest en route to their seventh Big Sky Tournament championship. It was also the fifth straight win in the title game for Montana, as they improved to 2-3 all-time against Weber State in Big Sky championships.
• The loss for the Wildcats was their second in their last eight games overall, as they were outscored 46-25 in the second half.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
National Invitation Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-48 (.479)||19-51 (.373)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-13 (.462)||5-17 (.294)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-17 (.824)||22-33 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|