Montana vs. North Dakota: Recap and Stats

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Montana vs. North Dakota: Recap and Stats
Montana 77
(9-4, 4-3 away)
North Dakota 62
(4-10, 3-3 home)
Venue: Sioux Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Montana 38 39 77
North Dakota 36 26 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana M Ward 15 K Jamar 6 W Cherry 5
North Dakota T Huff 15 T Huff 6 J Webb 3

Montana easily beat North Dakota 77-62 in conference action on Thursday, January 10th. Montana enjoyed a small 38-36 lead at halftime, but turned it on in the second half to blow North Dakota out. Mathias Ward put on a show for the Grizzlies and put up a season-high 27 points and four rebounds. Will Cherry also had a great outing, scoring 14 points and adding seven assists (4 Reb 3 Stl). For the Fighting Sioux, Troy Huff finished with a season-high 24 points and five rebounds. Montana (9-4, 5-0 Big Sky) gets Northern Colorado (3-9, 1-3 Big Sky) on the road on Saturday, January 12th.

Montana Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:57 left to go.
  • Montana started 9-4 during the 2010 and 2009 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over North Dakota extended the Montana winning streak to 5 games.
  • UM beat the spread by 10.0 points. That makes the 5th time this season the Grizzlies have beaten the spread.
  • The Grizzlies have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 77 or more total points.
  • Montana has won 75% of the time this season (6-2) when its had a three-point percentage of 40.9% or better.
  • UM has won 100% of the time this season (6-0) when opponents record 62 or fewer total points.
  • UM has won 75% of the time this season (6-2) after holding an opponent to under 41.2% field goal percentage.
  • This season Montana has won 83% of the time (5-1) when Mathias Ward plays 34 minutes or more and 80% of the time (4-1) when Kareem Jamar has 4 assists or more.
  • The Grizzlies set season highs for assists, field goals made, and steals.
  • The last time UM recorded at least 21 assists was Feb 23, 2012 against Northern Arizona.
  • UM set a season low for free throws made.
  • Mathias Ward recorded a team season high in points with 27 and field goals made with 11.
  • Mathias Ward accounted for 35.0% of the team's points.
  • Mathias Ward has led the team in scoring in 7 out of 13 games this season.
  • Kareem Jamar has led the team in rebounding in 9 out of 13 games this season.
  • This marks the 6th 20-point game of Mathias Ward's career.
  • Mathias Ward has 7 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mathias Ward had career highs with 11 field goals made and 4 three-pointers.

North Dakota Game Notes

  • North Dakota lost and did not cover the spread.
  • Troy Huff recorded a team season high in points with 24.
  • Troy Huff accounted for 38.7% of the team's points.
  • Troy Huff has led the team in scoring 3 times in 14 games this season.
  • Mitch Wilmer has led the team in rebounding 4 times in 14 games this season.
  • This marks the 12th 20-point game of Troy Huff's career.
  • Troy Huff has 5 straight double-digit point games.
UM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mathias Ward342744004
A+Will Cherry381447301
AKareem Jamar341174303
AMichael Weisner22562110
B+Kevin Henderson251253203
CAndy Martin13410000
C-Spencer Coleman5210000
D+Keron DeShields21011200
-Eric Hutchison6200001
UND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATroy Huff292450402
AJamal Webb341147403
B+Mitch Wilmer12460021
BAaron Anderson34953102
CJordan Allard15050000
C-Doug Archer23400021
D+Josh Schuler27601003
DLenny Antwi26410004

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