Montana vs. Southern Utah: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Montana vs. Southern Utah: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Montana 86
(21-6, 10-5 away)
Southern Utah 74
(11-17, 9-6 home)
Venue: Centrum Arena
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, March 04, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Montana 37 30 86
Southern Utah 32 35 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana K Jamar 26 J Gregory 7 K Jamar 4
Southern Utah D Heuir 29 A Hess 7 C Nsenki 4

Montana squared off with Southern Utah on Monday, Mar. 4 and got a road victory against the Thunderbirds 86-74 in overtime. With a record of 2-0, the Grizzlies stay undefeated against Southern Utah this season. The Grizzlies got the win with a team-high 26 points and four rebounds from Kareem Jamar. Spencer Coleman had 16 points and added five rebounds. Damon Heuir finished with a game-high 29 points and six rebounds (4 Ast 3 Stl) for the Thunderbirds. Montana (21-6, 17-1 Big Sky) gets Sacramento State (13-13, 7-10 Big Sky) at home on Thursday, Mar. 7.

Montana Game Notes

  • Montana started 21-6 during the 2011 and 2005 seasons (since 1996).
  • UM beat the spread by 10 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Grizzlies have beaten the spread.
  • Montana has played in four overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Grizzlies have played in 10 overtime games with a record of 3-7.
  • The Grizzlies have won seven close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Montana is 28-24 in close games.
  • The Grizzlies have won every game this season (14-0) after recording three or more blocks.
  • Montana has won every game this season (4-0) after committing eight or fewer turnovers.
  • Montana has won 88 percent of the time this season (7-1) when its field goal percentage has been 50.0 percent or better.
  • UM has won 89 percent of the time this season (8-1) when opponents record 10 or fewer free throws made.
  • UM has won 83 percent of the time this season (10-2) after holding an opponent to under 40.9 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Montana has won 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Keron DeShields has 13 points or more, 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Spencer Coleman has five field goals made or more, and 83 percent of the time (10-2) when Kareem Jamar has four assists or more.
  • The Grizzlies set a season high for free throws made (31).
  • UM set a season low for three-point percentage (23.1).
  • The Grizzlies have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past four games.
  • Montana has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Kareem Jamar accounted for 30.2 percent of the team's points.
  • Kareem Jamar has led the team in scoring in eight out of 27 games this season.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Kareem Jamar's career.
  • Kareem Jamar has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Kareem Jamar had a career high with 12 free throws made.
  • Jordan Gregory has three straight double-digit point games.

Southern Utah Game Notes

  • The Thunderbirds have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Southern Utah is 24-29 in close games.
  • Jackson Stevenett recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 22.
  • Damon Heuir accounted for 39.1 percent of the team's points.
  • Damon Heuir has led the team in scoring 12 times in 28 games this season.
  • Jackson Stevenett has led the team in rebounding 13 times in 28 games this season.
  • Jackson Stevenett has 22 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Damon Heuir's career.
  • This was the seventh foul out of the season for Jordan Johnson.
UM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Kareem Jamar442644014
ASpencer Coleman321651001
AJordan Gregory351470000
BKeron DeShields331323202
BMichael Weisner18460100
BEric Hutchison32542120
B-Andy Martin12420100
CKevin Henderson19420001
SUU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Damon Heuir412964303
AJ. Stevenett421671231
AA.J. Hess421572112
C+Jordan Johnson26351000
CJaren Jeffery8311000
CChris Nsenki20004000
C-Tyson Koehler23430000
D+Jayson Cheesman17321003
-Cal Hanks6110011

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