Peatling lifts EWU to 90-84 win in Big Sky quarterfinal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Mason Peatling had 28 points plus 14 rebounds as Eastern Washington got past Montana State 90-84 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Thursday night....
Hall, Montana St. beat Idaho 75-71 in Big Sky tourney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tyler Hall had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Montana State narrowly beat Idaho 75-71 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Wednesday.
Idaho, Montana State meet in Big Sky tourney
No. 11 seed Idaho (5-26, 2-18) vs. No. 6 seed Montana State (14-16, 11-9)
Big Sky Conference Tourney First Round, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Strickland lifts Portland St. past Montana St. 84-80
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Deante Strickland came off the bench to score 19 points to lift Portland State to an 84-80 win over Montana State on Saturday night, the Vikings' eighth consecutive home...
Montana State looks to sweep Portland St.
Montana State (14-15, 11-8) vs. Portland State (15-15, 10-9)
The Viking Pavilion, Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10:05 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montana State goes for the season sweep over...
Jacobs leads Sacramento St. past Montana St. 70-67
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Chibueze Jacobs had 19 points off the bench to lift Sacramento State to a 70-67 win over Montana State on Thursday night.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey had a career-high 32 points as Montana State topped Southern Utah 90-83 on Monday night.
Frey made 11 of 12 from the free throw line. He added seven...
Montana State looks to sweep Southern Utah
Southern Utah (14-13, 9-9) vs. Montana State (13-14, 10-7)
Max Worthington Arena, Bozeman, Montana; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Southern Utah seeks revenge on Montana State after...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey had 30 points as Montana State beat Northern Arizona 84-73 on Saturday.
Tyler Hall had 18 points and eight rebounds for Montana State (13-14, 10-7 Big Sky...
Montana State seeks revenge on N. Arizona
Northern Arizona (9-18, 7-10) vs. Montana State (12-14, 9-7)
Max Worthington Arena, Bozeman, Montana; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Arizona goes for the season sweep over...
Pridgett scores 20 to carry Montana past Montana St. 89-83
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had 20 points as Montana won its 10th straight game, beating Montana State 89-83 on Saturday night.
Kendal Manuel had 19 points for Montana (20-6, 13-2...
Montana looks for home win vs Montana State
Montana State (12-13, 9-6) vs. Montana (19-6, 12-2)
Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Montana looks for its eighth straight win over Montana State at...
Harding scores 28 to lead Weber St. past Montana St. 94-82
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding had 28 points as Weber State topped Montana State 94-82 on Saturday night.
Caleb Nero had 19 points for Weber State (16-10, 10-5 Big Sky Conference). Cody John added 18 points. Brekkott Chapman had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the home team.
Tyler Hall had 25 points for the Bobcats (12-13, 9-6), whose four-game winning streak came to end. Harald Frey added 25 points. Keljin Blevins had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Frey carries Montana St. over Idaho St. 84-76
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Harald Frey had 21 points and Keljin Blevins added 20 to help Montana State got past Idaho State 84-76 on Thursday night.
Ladan Ricketts scored 18 for Montana State (12-12, 9-5 Big Sky Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Tyler Hall added 17 points.
Brandon Boyd had 22 points for the Bengals (9-14, 5-9). Kelvin Jones added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Chivichyan had 14 points.
Frey, Blevins lift Montana St. over Idaho 86-72
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey had 17 points to lead five Montana State players in double figures as the Bobcats topped Idaho 86-72 on Saturday. Keljin Blevins added 16 points for the Bobcats. Devin Kirby chipped in 14, Sam Neumann scored 13 and Tyler Hall had 13.
Cameron Tyson had 14 points for the Vandals (4-19, 1-11 Big Sky Conference), who have now lost nine straight games. Jared Rodriguez added 12 points and eight rebounds. Trevon Allen had 12 points.
Montana St. pulls away late to beat Eastern Washington 74-66
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey scored eight of his 22 points during a 10-2 run in the final two minutes to help Montana State beat Eastern Washington 74-66 on Thursday night.
Jesse Hunt's layup gave Eastern Washington a 66-64 lead with 2:35 to play. Frey answered with a 3-pointer, a jumper and three free throws and the Bobcats led 72-66. The Eagles had three turnovers and missed three shots during the stretch.
Rorie scores 20, leads Montana over Montana State 83-79
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie scored 20 points including four late free throws to help Montana hold off Montana State 83-78 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
A 16-6 surge gave Montana a 77-69 lead with just under four minutes to play. Harald Frey scored four points and Devin Kirby added an emphatic dunk to pull Montana State to 77-75 with 2:21 left.
Frey ties career high and Montana St beats Idaho St 100-84
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey scored 31 points and Montana State hit the century mark for the first time this season beating Idaho State 104-84 on Saturday ending a three-game skid.
Frey shot 12 of 20 from the field and made six 3-pointers and tied a career high. Tyler Hall finished with 26 points.
N. Colorado fends off late Montana State rally for 73-70 win
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bodie Hume scored 16 points, Jordan Davis added 15 and Big Sky Conference leader Northern Colorado held off Montana State 73-70 on Monday night.
The Bears (11-6, 5-1) moved a half-game over idle Weber State (10-6, 4-1) and a game ahead of Montana State (7-9, 4-2) and Montana (11-6, 4-2).
Hall, Frey lead Montana State past Idaho 77-67
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Tyler Hall scored 20 points with seven rebounds, Harald Frey had 19 points with seven assists and Montana State defeated Idaho 77-67 on Thursday night.
The Bobcats never trailed (7-8, 4-1 Big Sky), opened a 30-21 lead at the half and then had Hall knock down three straight 3-pointers after the Vandals (4-12, 1-4) closed within 48-45 midway through the second half.
Frey, free throws carry Montana St past Sac St 84-70
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey scored 21 points and Montana State went 33 of 42 from the foul line to pull away for an 84-70 win over Sacramento State on Saturday.
After making 13 of 15 free throws in the first half, the Bobcats (6-8, 3-1) got into the bonus early in the second half. After eight ties and 11 lead changes, Montana State scored six points in an 8-0 run to take the lead for good just past the midway point of the second half.
Hall scores 32, leads Montana St. over Portland St. 98-88
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tyler Hall made six 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 32 points to lead Montana State to a 98-88 victory over Portland State on Thursday night.
Montana State (5-8, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) has won four of its last six games. Portland State (5-8, 0-2) has lost five straight.
Harald Frey added 25 points, with seven assists and six rebounds for the Bobcats. Keljin Blevins and Lassi Nikkarinen each added 10 points.
Bowling scores 17, N Arizona tops Montana State 74-68
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Bowling scored 17 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and Northern Arizona held off a late charge to defeat Montana State 74-68 on Monday.
Bowling scored 14 of his points in the second half to help the Lumberjacks (3-9, 1-1 Big Sky) break an eight-game losing streak. Bernie Andre added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Cameron Shelton scored 11 points with three steals and four assists.
Montana State starts fast in 92-62 win over Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Tyler Hall scored 18, Devin Kirby had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Montana State beat Southern Utah 92-62 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
The Bobcats (4-7) opened the game on a 10-0 run and led by double digits the rest of the way after going ahead 13-3 less than four minutes into the game.
Harrell scores 24 to help Denver beat Montana State 76-64
DENVER (AP) — Senior Ronnie Harrell Jr. hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range and finished with a career-high 24 points to help Denver beat Montana State 76-64 on Tuesday night.
Tory Stewart-Miller added 11 points and Ade Murkey had 11 points and five assists for Denver (5-8).
Frey, Hall help Montana St. beat Washington St. 95-90
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Ernie Kent had warned everyone to not be fooled by Montana State's 2-6 record.
"They're a good team," said Kent. "They've just had a tough schedule."
The Bobcats held off Washington State for a 95-90 win Sunday at the Toyota Center.
The game was in Kennewick to give Cougars fans and alumni in the Tri-Cities area a chance to see the men's basketball team in person as students in Pullman approach dead week and final exams.
Blevins’ late dunk helps Montana St. hold off North Dakota
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Keljin Blevins scooped up a loose ball, ran the length of the floor and slammed home a dunk in the final seconds to give Montana State enough cushion to hold off North Dakota 81-76 on Tuesday night and halt a four-game skid.
Blevins made a layup with 1:00 remaining for a 74-69 lead. Harald Frey knocked the ball away from the Hawks on the next possession and Blevins ran the floor for a 76-69 lead.
Jackson scores 33 as Omaha runs away from Montana St., 89-65
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zach Jackson scored a career-high 33 points, making six 3-pointers, and Omaha cruised to an 89-65 victory over Montana State on Saturday.
Jackson was 10-for-14 shooting, including 6 of 9 from deep, and made all seven free throws for the Mavericks (3-3). JT Gibson added 14 points, making four 3-pointers, and Omaha was 14-for-29 from behind the 3-point arc with flurries of 3s opening distance from Montana State.
Colorado State free throws hold off Montana State, 81-77
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — J.D. Paige scored 23 points and Anthony Masinton-Bonner added three of his 14 from the free throw line in the final minute as Colorado State moved to 3-0 by holding on to beat Montana State 81-77 on Wednesday night.
Tyler Hall hit a 3 and Keljin Blevins converted a layup to get Montana State within two in the first half, and after Ladan Ricketts hit a 3 the Bobcats took a 49-44 lead five minutes into the second half.
Merrill drops 37 PTs and Utah St. dumps Montana St. by 30
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Sam Merrill scored a career-high 37 points and Utah State smothered Montana State 101-71 in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night.
In the coaching debut of Utah State's Craig Smith, Merrill had the ninth-highest scoring total by a visiting player in the history of Worthington Arena. The Aggies missed just three of 26 free throw attempts in the contest.
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.
Bliznyuk scores 25, EWU beats Montana State 84-79
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 25 points with nine rebounds and nine assists, and Eastern Washington beat Montana State 84-79 on Saturday.
Mason Peatling scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, and Jack Perry and Cody Benzel scored 11 points apiece and combined for six of 10 3s for the Eagles (14-13, 9-5 Big Sky Conference).
Canda’s 3-pointer lifts Portland State past Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bryce Canda hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 20 seconds left, giving Portland State an 80-77 victory over Montana State on Saturday.
Hall leads Montana State past Sacramento State, 92-76
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tyler Hall scored 28 points and led five players into double-figure scoring as Montana State cruised past Sacramento State, 92-76 in a Big Sky Conference battle Thursday night.
The Bobcats rebounded from a pair of road losses last weekend.
Sacramento State outrebounded the Bobcats by 10 and won the first meeting, 87-68. This time Montana State returned the favor and outrebounded the Hornets, 38-31.
North Dakota hangs on to beat Montana State 75-74
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Dale Jones scored 18 points, Geno Crandall added 17 and North Dakota defeated Montana State 75-74 on Thursday night.
The Fighting Hawks (8-14, 3-7 Big Sky) led 75-68 after two Crandall free throws with 1:26 to go before Harald Frey made two free throws and hit a 3-pointer to get the Bobcats (12-11, 5-5) within a point with 28 seconds remaining. Crandall missed a shot with 10 seconds left but Tyler Hall's 3-point try also missed for Montana State.
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.
Sacramento State drops Montana State with big 2nd half
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Strings had 31 points on 14-of-24 shooting on Saturday night and Sacramento State shot 59 percent from the field to beat Montana State 87-68.
Joshua Patton added a career-high-tying 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and had five blocks. Izayah Mauriohoohoo-Le'Afa had 14 points and 10 assists, and Calvin Martin had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Hornets (5-13, 2-3 Big Sky Conference).
Hall scores 25, Montana St downs N Dakota 79-68
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tyler Hall scored 25 points, Harald Frey added 14, and Montana State beat North Dakota 79-68 on Saturday for its first 4-0 Big Sky Conference start since 2004-05.
Joe Mvuezolo Jr. also scored 14 points and Keljin Blevins grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds for the Bobcats (11-6, 4-0), who outrebounded the Fighting Hawks 42-29 and made nine 3-pointers.
Hall scores 28 points, Montana St. downs N. Colorado 76-64
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tyler Hall scored 28 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Montana State beat Northern Colorado 76-64 on Thursday night for its first 3-0 start in Big Sky Conference play in five seasons.
Harald Frey scored 13 points and Keljin Blevins 11 for the Bobcats (10-6, 3-0), who outrebounded the Bears 44-28.
Blevins, Frey help Montana St edge Northern Arizona 76-73 OT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Keljin Blevins scored a career-high 26 points and Harald Frey may have made only one basket in 13 tries, but it was a big one — a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left in overtime — and Montana State clipped Northern Arizona 76-73 in a tense, back-and-forth game Saturday night.
Blevins opened overtime with a 3-pointer, Montana State never trailed again and has its first 2-0 road start to Big Sky Conference play since the 2004-05 season.
Hall, Frey lift Montana State over Southern Utah 104-99
CEDAR CITY , Utah (AP) — Tyler Hall poured in 36 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the floor, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range, and Harald Frey added a career-best 30 points with six assists and four steals to help Montana State hold off Southern Utah 104-99 on Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference opener.
Jackson scores 25 points, leads Omaha past Montana St. 84-71
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zach Jackson scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Omaha to an 84-71 win over Montana State on Thursday night.
Omaha (4-11), which has won three of its last four games, opened the season with an 89-80 overtime loss to the Bobcats.
The Mavericks closed the first period on a 23-10 run to lead 41-28 at the break. Montana State never threatened in the second half.
Harald Frey’s treys spark Montana State past Denver, 79-65
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey hit four 3-pointers and led Montana State with 20 points as the Bobcats held off Denver for a 79-65 win in their final nonconference home game Monday night.
The sophomore from Oslo, Norway hit 4 of 11 from behind the 3-point arc and four of his six assists fed teammates for 3-pointers. The Bobcats, who get almost a third of their points from behind the arc, were 9 of 29 (31 percent).
UCSB pounds Montana State 91-69 for seventh straight win
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Leland King II scored a season-high 25 points and snagged 10 rebounds and Gabe Vincent added 20 points, six assists and four rebounds as UC Santa Barbara rolled past Montana State 91-69 on Saturday to run its winning streak to seven.
Max Heidegger added 19 points and Jalen Canty scored 15 for the Gauchos (8-2), who are off to their best start since the 2007-08 season. Joe Pasternack is enjoying the best start by a first-year coach for UCSB.
Tuesday’s college basketball: Central downs Montana State for sixth straight win
Kevin McKay came off the bench to score 17 as Central Michigan downed Montana State, 75-48, Tuesday at McGuirk Arena to win its sixth straight.
Cecil Williams and Shawn Williams each had 14 points while David DiLeo added 13 points for the Chippewas (7-1).
Harald Frey had 12 points to lead Montana State (6-4).
Montana State falls at Central Michigan; Hall held scoreless for first time in career
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Montana State fell behind by 18 points within the first 10 minutes and never recovered in a 75-48 loss at Central Michigan on Tuesday.
Leading scorer Tyler Hall played just 11 minutes and was held scoreless for the first time in his career. He missed all nine of his field goal attempts.
MSU was led by Harald Frey, who scored 12 points but did not have an assist in 27 minutes. Zach Green scored seven points and had 10 rebounds. The Bobcats had 17 turnovers.
McKay leads Central Michigan to 6th straight victory
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Kevin McKay had 17 points as Central Michigan pulled away from Montana State 75-48 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight win.
McKay was 8 of 14 from the floor with six rebounds. Shawn Roundtree and Cecil Williams added 14 points apiece and David DiLeo chipped in 13, nailing 3 of 8 from distance, while grabbing nine rebounds. Williams had seven rebounds with three assists.
Tyler Hall’s late 3s help Montana State beat Milwaukee 68-64
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Hall scored 23 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers late, and Montana State beat Milwaukee 68-64 on Saturday.
Hall was 8 of 19 from the floor and made five 3s. Harald Frey added 18 points for Montana State (6-3), which has won four of its last five games.
Taylor’s 31 points leads Fresno St over Montana St 80-67
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored 31 points and Fresno State made 29 of 32 free throws in the second half to beat Montana State 80-67 on Sunday.
Ray Bowles Jr. scored 12 points and Terrell Carter II added 12 points with seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-2).