Idahost 31 20 51
Montana 29 41 70
Date of game: 1/24/2013

Recap: Montana vs. Idaho State

Missoula, MT (Sports Network) - Mathias Ward went 7-of-7 from the foul line and netted 21 points to lead the Montana Grizzlies to a 70-51 home win over the Idaho State Bengals in a Big Sky showdown at Dahlberg Arena.

Spencer Coleman added 20 points off the bench on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and Kareem Jamar filled the stat sheet with 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Montana (13-4, 9-0 Big Sky) came out of its ninth straight contest victorious.

Neveij Walters led Idaho State (4-14, 3-6) with 12 points while Melvin Morgan scored 10 points to go along with a team-high four assists.

Idaho State came out as the aggressors and led 31-29 at halftime after shooting 57.1 percent from both the floor and 3-point range.

The home team composed themselves in the locker rooms and controlled the second half, limiting the Bengals to 20 second half points on 21.7 percent shooting. The Grizzlies hit 14-of-24 shots and 10-of-13 from the free throw stripe in the rout.

Montana outrebounded ISU, 31-20, and its reserves outscored the Bengals' bench, 27-10.

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