OGDEN, Utah — Kyle Tresnak scored 19 points and Davion Berry had 16 as Weber State knocked off Big Sky-leading Montana 87-63, snapping the Grizzlies’ 25-game conference winning streak in the regular season. 

Frank Otis and Gelaun Wheelwright added 14 points apiece for the Wildcats (18-5, 16-2), whose fifth straight victory pulled them within a game of Montana (18-5, 14-1) and avenged a 76-74 loss to the Grizzlies earlier this season.

Mathias Ward and Will Cherry scored 18 points each for Montana, which had won 14 straight overall and a conference-record 25 in a row in the Big Sky (27 straight counting the conference tournament). The Grizzlies’ last loss in conference play was also at Weber State (80-64 on Jan. 14, 2012), where the Wildcats have won 27 of their last 28 games.

Weber State pulled away early on Thursday, scoring 11 straight points to take a 26-11 lead and extending the cushion to 44-24 by halftime.

“The played really well — give them credit,” Griz head coach Wayne Tinkle said of Weber State. “They made shots, they made plays and they defended. For some reason, we did not have the focus we needed. We will use this to get better and move forward. This will test our mental toughness and maturity as we head down the road to play at Idaho State on Saturday.”

Montana took the lead just once, and it came early in the game at 7-6 with 15:44 left in the opening half on a jumper by senior point guard Will Cherry. WSU regained the lead for good on its next possession, as senior guard Scott Bamforth nailed a 3-pointer, and the Wildcats took a 9-7 lead with 15:24 left until intermission.

After Bamforth’s trey the teams went back and forth for the next few minutes, but sophomore guard Gelaun Wheelwright hit a jump shot to give WSU a 10-point lead with 8:22 to go until halftime, and the Wildcats led by double digits the rest of the way.

The Wildcats shot 58.2 percent (32 of 55) — the high by a Griz opponent this season, and their 87 points were the most allowed by the Grizzlies this season. WSU outrebounded UM 29-25.

Montana was 21-of-45 (46.7 percent) from the floor.

The Grizzlies are at Idaho State on Saturday. The Bengals cruised to a 87-51 win over Montana State on Thursday.

MONTANA (18-5)-Cherry 6-12 5-6 18, Gregory 0-1 3-3 3, Jamar 1-5 2-2 4, Ward 6-11 4-6 18, Hutchison 2-2 1-2 5, Wiley 0-1 0-0 0, DeShields 1-3 2-4 4, Coleman 4-6 0-0 9, Weisner 1-3 0-0 2, Martin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-45 17-23 63.

WEBER ST. (18-5)-Bamforth 3-8 0-0 8, Richardson 4-6 0-1 9, Otis 5-7 4-5 14, Berry 5-12 5-7 16, Tresnak 8-10 3-3 19, Wheelwright 5-6 0-0 14, Bradford 0-0 0-0 0, Bolomboy 1-2 3-4 5, Fulton 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Hajek 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 32-55 15-20 87.

Halftime—Weber St. 44-24. 3-Point Goals—Montana 4-15 (Ward 2-5, Coleman 1-1, Cherry 1-4, Gregory 0-1, DeShields 0-1, Wiley 0-1, Weisner 0-2), Weber St. 8-17 (Wheelwright 4-4, Bamforth 2-6, Richardson 1-3, Berry 1-4). Fouled Out—Jamar. Rebounds—Montana 25 (Gregory 5), Weber St. 29 (Bamforth 7). Assists—Montana 9 (Cherry 3), Weber St. 21 (Bamforth, Berry 6). Total Fouls—Montana 20, Weber St. 17. A—7,494.

Idaho State 87, Montana State 51

POCATELLO, Idaho — Chris Hansen set a school record with nine 3-pointers to lead Idaho State to a win over Montana State.

Hansen, a sophomore, was 9 for 11 from behind the arc — where he took all his shots — to finish with a career-high 27 points for the Bengals (5-19, 4-11 Big Sky).

Melvin Morgan scored 15 points and Andre Hatchett scored 12 for ISU, which shot 64 percent from the field in posting its highest point total of the season. The Bengals never trailed in the game and led 42-18 at halftime.

Flavien Davis was the only Montana State player in double figures, with 11 points. The Bobcats (10-13, 7-8) shot 38 percent and committed 17 turnovers.

MONTANA ST. (10-13)-F. Davis 3-5 5-8 11, Blount 2-6 4-5 8, Colbert 2-8 0-0 5, Moon 2-6 0-0 5, Brumwell 0-1 0-0 0, Biglow 3-6 1-3 9, Dison 2-4 0-0 5, Egwuonwu 1-2 2-2 4, Budinich 1-2 0-0 2, Coleman 1-4 0-0 2, Shannon 0-1 0-0 0, Norman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-45 12-18 51.

IDAHO ST. (5-19)-Hansen 9-11 0-0 27, Morgan 6-11 0-0 15, Hatchett 5-9 2-6 12, Walters 3-3 3-3 9, Sanchez 1-3 5-6 7, Baldwin 2-2 0-0 4, Mason 1-2 2-2 4, Preh 1-1 2-2 4, Kostur 1-2 0-0 3, Ezenwa 1-2 0-0 2, Hosman 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Kusmieruk 0-0 0-0 0, Harrington 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-47 14-19 87.

Halftime—Idaho St. 42-18. 3-Point Goals—Montana St. 5-21 (Biglow 2-3, Dison 1-3, Moon 1-4, Colbert 1-5, Shannon 0-1, Coleman 0-2, Blount 0-3), Idaho St. 13-21 (Hansen 9-11, Morgan 3-6, Kostur 1-1, Ezenwa 0-1, Mason 0-1, Sanchez 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Montana St. 22 (F. Davis, Egwuonwu 3), Idaho St. 30 (Hatchett, Morgan 5). Assists—Montana St. 7 (Biglow 3), Idaho St. 21 (Sanchez 7). Total Fouls—Montana St. 21, Idaho St. 15. A—1,660.

Northern Colorado 76, Northern Arizona 68

GREELEY, Colo. — Tevin Svihovec scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, dished out four assists and Northern Colorado outlasted Northern Arizona.

Derrick Barden had 21 points and six rebounds for Northern Colorado, which shot 56 percent from the field, while teammate Tate Unruh chipped in with 17 points and five steals.

The Bears led 35-26 at halftime but surrendered a 9-0 run by the Lumberjacks capped off by Max Jacobsen’s lay-up to tie it at 35 just 1:42 into the second half. Northern Colorado responded with a 14-6 run over the next 6 minutes and didn’t look back.

North Dakota 49, Sacramento State 48

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Troy Huff had 13 points and 10 rebounds as North Dakota held off Sacramento State.

North Dakota scored eight straight points to take a 43-35 lead with 8:04 remaining and pushed the lead to 48-38 with about 5 minutes left. The Green and White scored only one point the rest of the way but hung on after Lance Dickson missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for Sacramento State.

Portland State 90, Southern Utah 69

PORTLAND, Ore. — Michael Harthun scored 19 points, Renado Parker added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Portland State snapped an eight-game losing streak.

Michael Harvey chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Vikings, who shot 52 percent from the floor, including 59 percent in the second half.

Jackson Stevenett led the Thunderbirds with 26 points.

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