NCAA Game Summary - Montana State at Portland
(Sunday, December 15)
Final Score: Montana State 72, Portland 69
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Colbert and Flavien Davis each
scored 19 points as the Montana State Bobcats held off the Portland Pilots,
72-69, in non-conference action at the Chiles Center.
Colbert also added seven assists, six rebounds and three steals for Montana
State (4-5). Terrell Brown put up 11 points while shooting 7-of-8 from the
For Portland (6-4), which snapped a three-game winning streak, Kevin Bailey
led all scorers with 26 points but he also committed six turnovers. Ryan
Nicholas tallied a true double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds for the
The tightly-contested first half ended with Portland leading, 32-30. The
Pilots shot 42.4 percent from the field in the opening stanza, just a shade
better than the Bobcats (.423).
After exchanging a few leads in the early part of the second half, Montana
State took a 60-58 lead with 7:20 remaining on a Michael Dison jumper, and
while its lead never extended past six points down the stretch, it also never
gave up its advantage.
Montana State outscored Portland at the foul line, 20-10.
12/15 19:58:23 ET
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