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Weber State 74

(13-5, 8-2 Big Sky)

Montana 76

(14-4, 10-0 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 26, 2013

    Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana

    1 2 T
    WEB 36 3874
    MONT 35 4176

    Top Performers

    Weber State: F. Otis 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Montana: W. Cherry 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Montana 76, Weber St. 74

    Associated Press

    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Will Cherry scored 28 points and Montana hit 30 of 33 free throws to defeat Weber State 76-74 Saturday night in a battle between the top two teams in the Big Sky Conference.

    The Grizzlies (14-4, 10-0 Big Sky) scored eight straight points to take a 74-66 lead with 41 seconds remaining, but Davion Berry scored four quick points and Gelaun Wheelwright made two layups around a pair of Montana free throws to pull Weber State within two points with 3 seconds left. After a Montana turnover, Berry's 3-pointer from mid-court fell short.

    The Wildcats (13-5, 8-2) got 17 points apiece from Berry and Frank Otis, while Kyle Tresnak and Scott Bamforth each had 14.

    Kareem Jamar and Mathias Ward added 11 points each for the Grizzlies and Spencer Coleman had 10.

    The Wildcats outshot the Grizzlies 51 percent to 45 percent, but Montana outrebounded Weber State 31-25 and scored 13 more points at the free-throw line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WEB
    MONT
    Points 74 76
    FG Made-Attempted 27-52 (.519) 22-48 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 2-8 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 30-33 (.909)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 8

    2012-13 Season

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