Idaho State vs. Montana: Recap and Stats

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Idaho State vs. Montana: Recap and Stats
Idaho State 51
(4-14, 1-10 away)
Montana 70
(13-4, 8-1 home)
Venue: Dahlberg Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Idaho State 31 20 51
Montana 29 41 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Idaho State T Sanchez 12 A Hatchett 4 T Sanchez 3
Montana M Ward 15 K Jamar 6 W Cherry 4

On Thursday, January 24th, Montana won big against Idaho State 70-51 in Big Sky play. Montana went into the locker room trailing 31-29, but the tide turned in the second half and they were too much for Idaho State to handle. The Grizzlies were led by Mathias Ward, who put up a game-high 21 points plus four rebounds. Kareem Jamar had 11 points and added seven rebounds. For the Bengals, Neveij Walters finished with a season-high 12 points and three rebounds. The next game will be on Saturday, January 26th when Montana (13-4, 9-0 Big Sky) hosts Weber State (13-3, 8-0 Big Sky).

Montana Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:17 left to go.
  • The win over Idaho State extended the Montana winning streak to 9 games.
  • UM beat the spread by 6.0 points. That makes the 7th time this season the Grizzlies have beaten the spread.
  • The Grizzlies have won 100% of the time this season (8-0) after recording 4 or more blocks.
  • UM has won 86% of the time this season (6-1) when opponents record 10 or fewer assists.
  • This season Montana has won 77% of the time (10-3) when Kareem Jamar has 11 points or more, 80% of the time (4-1) when Mathias Ward plays 37 minutes or more, and 100% of the time (7-0) when Will Cherry has 4 free throws made or more.
  • The Grizzlies have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • Montana has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 5th win of the season where the Grizzlies came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--UM has a 11.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Mathias Ward and Spencer Coleman) accounted for 58.5% of the points.
  • Mathias Ward has led the team in scoring in 9 out of 17 games this season.
  • Kareem Jamar has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 17 games this season.
  • Kareem Jamar has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 8th 20-point game of Mathias Ward's career.
  • This marks the 1st 20-point game of Spencer Coleman's career.
  • Spencer Coleman has 3 straight double-digit point games.

Idaho State Game Notes

  • Idaho State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The top two scorers (Neveij Walters and Melvin Morgan) accounted for 43.1% of the points.
  • Nnamdi Ezenwa has led the team in rebounding 4 times in 18 games this season.
  • Melvin Morgan has 3 straight double-digit point games.
ISU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BNeveij Walters221230010
B-Nnamdi Ezenwa16541102
B-Melvin Morgan331014103
C+Chris Hansen32811100
CTomas Sanchez34533103
CAndre` Hatchett30631203
C-Sherrod Baldwin12400000
DAvibakuro Preh14010010
-Dejan Kostur3110000
UM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMathias Ward372143101
AKareem Jamar381177002
B+Spencer Coleman272040103
B-Keron DeShields10511000
C+Michael Weisner21251111
C+Eric Hutchison13230020
CWill Cherry27633114
C-Jordan Gregory19311001
-Kevin Henderson3010000

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