NCAA Game Summary - North Dakota at Montana
(Saturday, February 9)
Final Score: Montana 78, North Dakota 58
Missoula, MT (Sports Network) - Will Cherry tallied 16 points as the Montana Grizzlies defeated North Dakota at Dahlberg Arena, 78-58, to set a Big Sky Conference record with their 25th consecutive league win.
The Grizzlies (18-4, 14-0 Big Sky) broke Weber State's previous record of 24 straight conference victories, which has stood for 43 seasons.
Kareem Jamar added 14 points, nine rebounds, and six assists for Montana in its milestone victory. Eric Hutcheson and Spencer Coleman scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Troy Huff paced North Dakota (10-13, 7-7) with 23 points on 11-of-20 shooting from the floor while Jamal Webb posted 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. The setback snapped UND's two-game winning streak.
North Dakota came out of the gate slow to hit on just 39.1 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half. Montana took a 40-21 lead into the intermission by shooting 53.3 percent from the floor in the opening stanza.
Although the visitors heated up to shoot 51.9 percent from the field after the break, the Grizzlies extended their lead by a point in the second half by converting 11-of-14 at the charity stripe.
Montana held a narrow, 35-31, edge in the rebounding battle while North Dakota finished the contest with 22 turnovers.
02/10 00:38:49 ET