PORTLAND, Ore. — Deante Strickland tallied 19 points, including a 5 of 11 performance from beyond the 3-point arc, in leading Portland State past Montana State 84-80 in Big Sky Conference men's basketball late Saturday.
The Bobcats finished the regular season 14-16 overall and 11-9 in league. Portland State improved to 16-15, 11-9.
The Cats enter the Big Sky Conference tourney in Boise, Idaho, this week as the sixth seed.
Tyler Hall pumped in 28 points to lead MSU and Harald Frey added 27.
The Bobcats play No. 11 Idaho on Wednesday at approximately 2:30 p.m.