Nocolorado 25 31 56
Montana 34 36 70
Date of game: 3/15/2013

Recap: Montana vs. Northern Colorado

Missoula, MT (Sports Network) - Kareem Jamar posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Montana Grizzles coasted to a 70-56 decision over the fifth-seeded Northern Colorado Bears in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament at Dahlberg Arena.

Will Cherry pumped in 21 points for Montana (24-6), which will take on Weber State on Saturday in the championship game.

Connor Osborne registered a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds for Northern Colorado (13-18), while Derrick Barden scored 18 points.

After holding the Bears to 0-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes, Montana took a 34-25 lead into the intermission.

Northern Colorado shot only 35.5 percent from the field after the break while the Grizzles extended their lead with 43.3 percent shooting from the floor and 7-of-11 efficiency at the free-throw line.

Montana held a 39-35 edge in the rebounding battle.

Game Notes

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