MISSOULA, Mont. -- Will Cherry scored 16 points, Kareem Jamar added 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Montana beat North Dakota 78-58 on Saturday night for a Big Sky-record 25th straight conference win.
Montana won its 15th straight overall, the second-longest current streak in the nation, one behind Akron.
The Grizzlies took control in the first half. North Dakota shot 9 of 23 (39.1 percent) from the floor and committed 15 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes, helping Montana to a 40-21 lead at the break.
Kansas versus Kentucky is not only the headliner of the Big 12/SEC Challenge but arguably the most intriguing nonconference matchup of the season.
While the Wolverines had some turnover to their roster, they still could have a leg up in a conference that lost a lot of star power.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.