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, Idaho State was easily defeated by Montana 70-51 in conference play. At the half, Idaho State led 31-29, but Montana turned it around in the second half and pulled away for the win. Neveij Walters put up a season-high 12 points plus three rebounds in a losing effort. Nnamdi Ezenwa had five points and added four rebounds. For the Grizzlies, Mathias Ward finished with a game-high 21 points and four rebounds. Idaho State (4-14, 3-6 Big Sky) gets Montana State (7-9, 4-4 Big Sky) on the road on Saturday, January 26th.

Idaho State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:17 left to go.
  • Idaho State started 4-14 during the 2011, 2009, and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • Idaho State has lost 100% of the time this season (0-8) after recording 51 or fewer total points.
  • The Bengals have lost 88% of the time this season (1-7) after having a field goal percentage of 38.6% or worse.
  • When the opposition records 70 or more total points this season, Idaho State has lost 100% of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 52.2% or better this season, Idaho State has lost 100% of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition records 16 or more free throws made this season, Idaho State has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • The Bengals have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past 7 games.
  • Idaho State has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 2nd loss of the season where the Bengals opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Neveij Walters and Melvin Morgan) accounted for 43.1% of the points.
  • Nnamdi Ezenwa has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 18 games this season.
  • Melvin Morgan has 3 straight double-digit point games.

Montana Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Mathias Ward and Spencer Coleman) accounted for 58.5% of the points.
  • Mathias Ward has led the team in scoring 9 times in 17 games this season.
  • Kareem Jamar has led the team in rebounding 12 times in 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.
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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