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

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Northern Arizona vs. Montana State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Northern Arizona 79
(11-19, 5-12 away)
Montana State 83
(12-16, 9-6 home)
Venue: Worthington Arena
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, March 07, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Northern Arizona 35 38 79
Montana State 47 26 83
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Northern Arizona G Rogers 29 M Jacobsen 6 S Saldivar 5
Montana State A Biglow 27 P Egwuonwu 12 P Egwuonwu 4

Montana State defeated Northern Arizona 83-79 in overtime on Thursday, Mar. 7. The Bobcats tie the season series against Northern Arizona at 1-1 with the win. Antonio Biglow played brilliantly for the Bobcats and got a season-high 27 points and three assists. Paul Egwuonwu played his way to a double-double with a season-high 19 points and 12 rebounds. Gabe Rogers picked up his third straight game with 24 points or more for the Lumberjacks, scoring a game-high 29 points on 56.3 percent shooting in 44 minutes. Gabe Rogers got a game-high 29 points for the Lumberjacks, making 7 of 12 from three-point range. The next game will be on Saturday, Mar. 9 when Montana State (12-16, 9-10 Big Sky) welcomes Sacramento State (13-14, 7-11 Big Sky).

Montana State Game Notes

  • Montana State started 12-16 during the 2011, 2010, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • MTST beat the spread by 0.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Bobcats have beaten the spread.
  • Montana State has played in four overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Bobcats have played in 11 overtime games with a record of 7-4.
  • The Bobcats have won seven close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Montana State is 33-24 in close games.
  • The Bobcats have won 75 percent of the time this season (6-2) after recording 13 or more assists.
  • This season Montana State has won 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Flavien Davis has 18 points or more.
  • MTST set a season low for blocks (zero).
  • Montana State has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past seven games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--MTST has a 2.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Antonio Biglow recorded a team season high in steals with seven.
  • Antonio Biglow accounted for 32.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Paul Egwuonwu accounted for 36.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Antonio Biglow has led the team in scoring in seven out of 28 games this season.
  • Paul Egwuonwu has led the team in rebounding in 18 out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Antonio Biglow's career.
  • Christian Moon has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Paul Egwuonwu recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Paul Egwuonwu recorded a double-double. It was the fourth of his career.

Northern Arizona Game Notes

  • The Lumberjacks have lost seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Northern Arizona is 24-30 in close games.
  • Gabe Rogers accounted for 36.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Gabe Rogers has led the team in scoring 17 times in 30 games this season.
  • Stallon Saldivar has led the team in rebounding 11 times in 30 games this season.
  • This marks the 25th 20-point game of Gabe Rogers's career.
  • Gabe Rogers has three straight 20+ point games.
  • Gabe Rogers set a career high with seven three-pointers.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Gaellen Bewernick.
NAU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Gabe Rogers442921000
AS. Saldivar421465202
BG. Bewernick22843101
BJordyn Martin18641101
BMax Jacobsen301260002
CEphraim Ekanem12240001
CDewayne Russell36633004
CMichael Dunn21232102
MTST PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Antonio Biglow432723702
A+Paul Egwuonwu4119124102
AFlavien Davis361892001
B-Christian Moon411111000
CMarcus Colbert23312201
C-Calen Coleman24331001
-Danny Robison9010000
-Blake Brumwell4200001
-Michael Dison4010000

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