BOZEMAN — Tyler Hall had 23 points and eight rebounds on Saturday and Montana State overcame its cold shooting down the stretch to beat Southern Utah 69-66.
The Bobcats (12-10, 5-4 Big Sky) shot 1 of 17 from the field to finish the game. Keljin Blevins' layup with 6:03 left made it 58-54 and was their only field goal over the final 12:41. In the final six minutes, Montana State made 11 of 15 from the foul line to hold its lead and snap a four-game losing streak.
Montana State built its lead with a 13-0 run capped at 56-44 by Hall's 3-pointer with 12:41 left. The Thunderbirds (8-12, 2-7) scored the next 10 points to get within two but got no closer.
Jamal Aytes had 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting to lead Southern Utah (8-12, 2-7).
SACRAMENTO ST. 71, PORTLAND ST. 61: Jordan Tolbert scored a career-high 26 points and Sacramento State beat Portland State for its first league win on the road. Justin Strings and Joshua Patton each added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Hornets (6-15, 3-5), who snapped a 10-game losing skid away from home dating to last season. Bryce Canda had 19 points to lead the Vikings (13-8, 3-5).
E. WASHINGTON 67, N. COLORADO 65: Sir Washington scored the final five points to allow Eastern Washington to hold off visiting Northern Colorado. Bogdan Bliznyuk, who set the EWU scoring record Thursday against North Dakota, burst into the all-time Big Sky Top 10 by scoring 26 points on 11-of-20 shooting. Mason Peatling scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Washington added nine for the Eagles (11-11, 6-3). Jalen Sanders and Spight each scored 14 points to lead Northern Colorado (14-8, 5-4).
WEBER ST. 77, IDAHO ST. 70: Jerrick Harding scored 22 points, Zach Braxton got his fourth double-double of the season and Weber State held off Idaho State for a road victory. Braxton finished with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting and hauled in 12 rebounds. Ryan Richardson added 15 points, all from long range to help Weber State (13-7, 6-2) pick up its third straight win. Jared Stutzman led Idaho State (9-10, 4-4) with a career-high 31 points, including six 3-pointers, and Brandon Boyd added 13 points.