MISSOULA, Mont. -- Will Cherry scored 16 points to lead Montana to a 62-55 win over Portland State on Saturday night.
Cherry also had seven assists and was 9 of 11 from the free-throw line.
Montana, the defending Big Sky Champion, led 35-21 at halftime and never looked back.
The Vikings outrebounded Montana 34-30, but Montana had the advantage in shooting. Montana shot 41.7 percent from the field for the game, while the Vikings (3-8, 1-3) shot 37.7 percent.
Portland State has lost eight consecutive games to Montana.
Montana is scheduled to visit North Dakota on Thursday, while Portland State has Sacramento State scheduled on Thursday.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.