MISSOULA, Mont. – Kareem Jamar scored 16 points to lead five players in double figures and Montana pulled away in the final five minutes to defeat Idaho 69-58 Wednesday night in the 180th meeting between the two schools.
Michael Weisner started the winning surge at 5:10 for the Grizzlies (2-4), breaking a tie at 52 with a 3-pointer. Mario Dunn made four free throws and Weisner and Jamar followed with 3s. In all it was a game-closing 17-6 surge for Montana, which hit 18 of 24 free throws while Idaho (4-6) was just 7 of 18.
Connor Jordan led Idaho with 24 points and Bira Seck had 11, plus 13 rebounds.
In addition to Jamar, who also had 10 rebounds and 6 assists, Jordan Gregory reached double figures with 12, Dunn and Weisner had 11 and Keron DeShields had 10.
Montana led 34-26 at halftime. Idaho took a 38-37 lead at 12:49.