Montana dumps Weber St to return to Big Sky title game
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 28 points and Bobby Moorehead scored 13 with 10 rebounds and Montana beat Weber State 78-49 in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Friday...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had 20 points as Montana defeated Southern Utah 70-54 on Saturday night.
Ahmaad Rorie had 15 points and six assists for Montana (21-7, 14-3 Big Sky...
Sayeed Pridgett scores 21 points; Montana routs Idaho 100-59
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett scored 21 points as Montana routed Idaho 100-59 on Thursday night for its sixth straight win.
Montana (16-6, 9-2 Big Sky Conference) scored 100 points for the first time this season. The Grizzlies have a half-game lead over Northern Colorado atop the conference standings, and they host the Bears on Feb. 25.
Idaho (4-18, 1-10) has lost eight straight since beating Eastern Washington 74-71 at home on Jan. 3.
Portland St. upsets Big Sky champ Montana in overtime, 77-74
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Robert McCoy tipped in a missed 3-pointer in the final minute and Holland Woods knocked down two clutch free throws as Portland State snapped a five-game losing streak by beating defending Big Sky Conference champion Montana in Missoula for just the fourth time in 22 years, pulling out a 77-74 victory in overtime on Saturday night.
Rorie scores 24 points, leads Montana over NAU 86-73
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie made four 3-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points to lead Montana to an 86-73 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday in a Big Sky Conference opener.
Griz take control in 2nd half for 60-53 win over ND State
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 17 points with eight rebounds and Bobby Moorehead scored 13 and Montana beat North Dakota State 60-53 Monday night.
It was Akoh's second game back after missing six games with a wrist injury.
The Bison led 23-19 at halftime before the Grizzlies took control with a 13-4 run when Moorehead and Ahmaad Rorie made back-to-back 3-pointers, Sayeed Pridgett added a layup and Moorhead another 3 for a 32-27 lead Montana (6-3) would never relinquish.
Rorie, Padgett lead Montana past NAIA College of Idaho
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie and Sayeed Pridgett each scored 17 points and Montana dominated NAIA-member College of Idaho for an 80-52 win on Monday night.
Montana started hot and built a 19-4 lead within the first eight minutes. The Grizzlies (5-2) led 48-22 at halftime on 20-of-30 shooting including 8 of 13 from beyond the 3-point arc. The Coyotes went to intermission shooting 22 percent (7 of 32) and never recovered from their slow start.
Montana escapes with OT win over Northern Colorado
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bobby Moorehead had a game-tying 3 near the end of the second half and hit a key free throw late in overtime to help top-seeded Montana escape No. 5 seed Northern Colorado 91-89 in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals on Friday night.
The Grizzlies (25-7) will face the winner of No. 3 seed Eastern Washington and 10th-seeded Southern Utah in the championship on Saturday.
Montana beats Montana State, clinches share of Big Sky title
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett and Timmy Falls scored 14 points apiece and Montana rolled to a 90-63 victory over Montana State on Saturday night to clinch at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title.
Montana wins 12th straight, 80-60 over Portland St
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 21 points for his second straight 20-point game and Montana overcame a slow start to win its 12th straight Big Sky Conference game, 80-60 over Portland State on Thursday night.
The 20-point loss is Portland State's largest of the season.
Montana wins 10th straight, beats Northern Colorado 88-79
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Fabijan Krslovic scored 21 points and sparked a key surge to help Montana pull away and beat Northern Colorado 88-79 on Thursday night for its tenth straight win.
Montana (17-5, 10-0 Big Sky Conference) has also won six straight road games, and is off to its best start since going 17-4 in the 2012-13 season. Northern Colorado (14-8, 5-4) has lost two consecutive games.
Montana dominates 2nd half to beat Montana State 67-52
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 15 points with Bobby Moorehead adding 10 with 12 rebounds as Montana dominated the second half to blow past Montana State 67-52 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Sky Conference.
The Grizzlies (14-5, 7-0), who lost in Bozeman last year to snap a 13-game winning streak over Montana State, took control early in the second half as Ahmaad Rorie drilled a 3 and Akoh followed with two straight layups to start a 15-4 run.
Montana thumps Sacramento State, 78-66, now 5-0 in Big Sky
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 23 points and Michael Oguine added 16 as Montana rolled over Sacramento State 78-66 on Thursday night to remain undefeated in the Big Sky Conference.
Montana (12-5, 5-0) has won five straight and seven of the last eight games.
Rorie dished out six assists with three steals and Oguine had four steals. Bobby Moorehead added 13 points and Jamar Akoh chipped in nine points with eight rebounds and three steals. The Grizzlies swiped the basketball 14 times.
Rorie, Akoh help Montana handle UC Riverside in 77-61 win
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 22 points and Jamar Akoh scored 17 point and collected 12 rebounds and Montana controlled UC Riverside from the start with a 77-61 win on Sunday.
Despite shooting 5 of 18 from 3-point range (28 percent), Montana (6-4) was 19 for 30 inside the arc and held a 40-23 rebounding advantage against the Highlanders. Michael Oguine added 12 points for the Grizzlies.
Pair of clutch 3s helps Montana stave off Portland St
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 28 points, Michael Oguine added 15, and Montana used a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the final minutes to stave off Portland State's comeback attempt and defeat the Vikings 82-85 on Saturday night.
Rorie’s 19, Gfeller’s 14 lead Montana past Idaho 70-57
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 19 points, Brandon Gfeller added 14, both making four 3-pointers, and Montana defeated Idaho 70-57 on Thursday night.
Rorie had 11 points and three 3s in the first half when the Grizzlies (7-10, 2-1 Big Sky) went 7 of 16 from long range to open a 31-21 lead.
Gfeller, in his first start of the season, had 11 points and three treys in the second half as Montana matched its season high with 12 makes in 32 shots behind the arc.