Big Sky Conference Tournament Recaps
(Friday, March 15th)
Final Score: Weber State 76, North Dakota 74
Missoula, MT (Sports Network) - Davion Berry scored a game-high 25 points to lead the second-seed Weber State Wildcats to a 76-74 win over third-seed North Dakota in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament at Dahlberg Arena.
Scott Bamforth and Joel Bolomboy each added 13 points for Weber State (24-5) which is making its third trip to the conference finals in the last four seasons. The Wildcats will face the top-seed Montana.
Troy Huff netted 22 points, Jamal Webb added 13 and Brandon Brekke and Mitch Wilmer each tallied 11 for North Dakota (16-16).
In the first half North Dakota shot a scorching 58.1 percent from the field, including a 4-of-7 effort from beyond the arc. Though Weber State connected on just 41.7 percent from the field it trailed by just a 43-40 margin at the break.
After halftime the Wildcats improved to 51.7 percent shooting while betting 5-of-6 from the free-throw line to rally back and fend off North Dakota.
The two teams combined for just 14 turnovers. Weber State had a 39-31 edge in rebounds and blocked eight shots.
Final Score: Montana 70, Northern Colorado 56
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.
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