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Portland St. looks to sweep Montana

March 6, 2019

Montana (22-7, 15-3) vs. Portland State (14-15, 9-9)

The Viking Pavilion, Portland, Oregon; Thursday, 10:05 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Portland State goes for the season sweep over Montana after winning the previous matchup in Missoula. The teams last played on Jan. 5, when the Vikings shot 41 percent from the field while holding Montana to just 39 percent en route to a three-point victory.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Holland Woods has averaged 14.8 points and 5.4 assists to lead the way for the Vikings. Complementing Woods is Sal Nuhu, who is putting up 9.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. The Grizzlies have been led by Ahmaad Rorie, who is averaging 14.9 points, four rebounds and four assists.

KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Sayeed Pridgett has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Montana field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 43 field goals and 19 assists in those games.

PERFECT WHEN: Portland State is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 65 points or fewer. The Vikings are 7-15 when opponents score more than 65 points.

STREAK STATS: Montana has won its last five road games, scoring 80.6 points and allowing 68.2 points during those contests. Portland State has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 82 points while giving up 71.8.

DID YOU KNOW: Portland State is ranked first among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 39.6 percent. The Vikings have averaged 15.5 offensive boards per game.

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