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 (21-7, 14-2) rebounded from consecutive road losses to Eastern Washington and Idaho, which beat Weber State on Saturday. The Grizzlies now have a two-game lead over Idaho and Weber State atop the conference standings, and they conclude the regular season next week hosting Weber State and Idaho State.

Pridgett was 7-of-11 shooting and Falls made three of Montana’s five 3-pointers. Ahmaad Rorie and Karl Nicholas added 13 points apiece. Michael Oguine had 11 points and Bobby Moorehead 10.

Harald Frey scored 14 points to lead Montana State (13-16, 6-10), which has lost six of its last seven games.

Montana built a 16-point advantage at the break. Karl Nicholas and Moorehead made back-to-back dunks and the Grizzlies led 64-35 with 10 minutes to play.

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