Montana vs. Montana State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Montana vs. Montana State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Montana 71
(20-6, 9-5 away)
Montana State 68
(11-16, 8-6 home)
Venue: Worthington Arena
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Montana 37 34 71
Montana State 27 41 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana K DeShields 17 S Coleman 6 K DeShields 5
Montana State F Davis 30 P Egwuonwu 8 F Davis 3

Montana scored 33 points from behind the arc and won a nail-biter over Montana State 71-68 in Big Sky play on Saturday, Mar. 2. The Grizzlies stay unbeaten against Montana State this season at 2-0. The Grizzlies were led by Keron DeShields, who got a team-high 17 points and five assists. Spencer Coleman had 14 points and added six rebounds. For the Bobcats, Flavien Davis finished with a season-high 30 points and four rebounds. Montana (20-6, 16-1 Big Sky) gets Southern Utah (11-16, 8-9 Big Sky) on the road on Monday, Mar. 4.

Montana Game Notes

  • Montana started 20-6 during the 2011 and 2005 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Grizzlies have won six close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Montana is 27-24 in close games.
  • Montana has won 89 percent of the time this season (8-1) when its field goal percentage has been 49.0 percent or better.
  • Montana has won 88 percent of the time this season (7-1) after committing 15 or fewer turnovers.
  • The Grizzlies have won 82 percent of the time this season (9-2) after recording 25 or more field goals made.
  • UM has won 94 percent of the time this season (17-1) when opponents record 68 or fewer total points.
  • UM has won 89 percent of the time this season (16-2) after holding an opponent to under 47.3 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Montana has won 71 percent of the time (10-4) when Kareem Jamar plays 35 minutes or more and 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Spencer Coleman has five field goals made or more.
  • The Grizzlies have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past four games.
  • Montana has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past four games.
  • The top two scorers (Keron DeShields and Spencer Coleman) accounted for 43.6 percent of the points.
  • Spencer Coleman has led the team in rebounding in three out of 26 games this season.
  • Kareem Jamar has three straight double-digit point games.

Montana State Game Notes

  • The Bobcats have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Montana State is 32-24 in close games.
  • Flavien Davis recorded a team season high in points with 30 and field goals made with 11.
  • Flavien Davis accounted for 44.1 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Paul Egwuonwu and Xavier Blount) accounted for 43.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Flavien Davis has led the team in scoring eight times in 27 games this season.
  • Paul Egwuonwu has led the team in rebounding 17 times in 27 games this season.
  • Christian Moon has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the third 20-point game of Flavien Davis's career.
UM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKeron DeShields381745102
B+Spencer Coleman291461012
BKareem Jamar351451003
C+Jordan Gregory341131104
CKevin Henderson14340001
CMichael Weisner29820001
D+Eric Hutchison18220102
-Jake Wiley3210000
MTST PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Flavien Davis353043100
AChristian Moon401442200
BPaul Egwuonwu21880001
CMarcus Colbert14211100
CXavier Blount32250301
CJeff Budinich8210010
CCalen Coleman13412003
D+Antonio Biglow25601003
-Michael Dison8020000
-Blake Brumwell4010001

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