Montana vs. Northern Colorado: Recap and Stats

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Montana vs. Northern Colorado: Recap and Stats
Montana 85
(10-4, 5-3 away)
Northern Colorado 77
(3-11, 2-3 home)
Venue: Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion
6:35PM ET / 3:35PM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Montana 44 41 85
Northern Colorado 41 36 77
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana M Ward 15 K Jamar 6 W Cherry 5
Northern Colorado T Unruh 11 D Barden 8 T Svihovec 2

Montana squared off with Northern Colorado on Saturday, January 12th and got a victory on the road against the Bears 85-77 in conference play. Kareem Jamar had an impressive game for the Grizzlies and got a career-high 26 points plus six assists. Will Cherry had a season-high 21 points and added six assists. Derrick Barden recorded a double-double for the Bears with a season-high 21 points and 15 rebounds. Montana (10-4, 6-0 Big Sky) hosts Southern Utah (5-9, 3-2 Big Sky) on Thursday, January 17th.

Montana Game Notes

  • Montana started 10-4 during the 2010 and 2009 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Northern Colorado extended the Montana winning streak to 6 games.
  • UM beat the spread by 1.5 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Grizzlies have beaten the spread.
  • The Grizzlies have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 4 or more blocks.
  • UM has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) when opponents record 34 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Montana has won 83% of the time (5-1) when Mathias Ward has 17 points or more and 100% of the time (4-0) when Will Cherry has 4 free throws made or more.
  • The Grizzlies set season highs for field goals made, field goal percentage, three-pointers, and total points.
  • The last time UM had a field goal percentage of 55.6% or higher was Feb 18, 2012 against Hawaii.
  • The Grizzlies have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • Kareem Jamar accounted for 30.5% of the team's points.
  • Kareem Jamar has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 14 games this season.
  • This marks the 7th 20-point game of Kareem Jamar's career.
  • Kareem Jamar has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Kareem Jamar had career highs with 26 points, 9 field goals made, and a 90% field goal percentage.
  • This marks the 17th 20-point game of Will Cherry's career.
  • Will Cherry has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mathias Ward has 8 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Mathias Ward.

Northern Colorado Game Notes

  • Northern Colorado lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This loss extended the Bears losing streak to 5 games.
  • Derrick Barden recorded a team season high in rebounds with 15 and offensive rebounds with 8.
  • The top two scorers (Derrick Barden and Tevin Svihovec) accounted for 51.9% of the points.
  • Derrick Barden accounted for 44.1% of the team's rebounds.
  • Derrick Barden has led the team in scoring 5 times and in rebounding 8 times in 14 games this season.
  • This marks the 2nd 20-point game of Derrick Barden's career.
  • Derrick Barden has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Derrick Barden recorded a double-double. It was the 3rd of his career.
  • Tate Unruh has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Tate Unruh.
  • Tate Unruh set a career high with 5 three-pointers.
  • Tevin Svihovec set a career high with a 100% three-point percentage.
UM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Kareem Jamar392636121
A+Will Cherry372156002
ASpencer Coleman16704100
BMichael Weisner281161001
BMathias Ward291720002
CKevin Henderson10021000
C-Jordan Gregory13310000
D+Eric Hutchison18040013
-Keron DeShields7000000
-Andy Martin3010010
UNC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Derrick Barden3821152102
ATate Unruh351922001
ATevin Svihovec301923302
ATim Huskisson35854220
BConnor Osborne271060101
B-James Davis10033000
DEmmanuel Addo13001000
-Paul Garnica7000000
-Greg Tucker3000000

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