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Montana rolls to 109-79 win over UND men

MISSOULA, Mont.—Four players scored in double figures at Montana claimed a convincing 109-79 Big Sky Conference men's basketball win over North Dakota Thursday night.

UND, which falls to 4-10 overall and 0-3 in the Big Sky, got 16 points from Tray Buchanan. The Fighting Hawks made only 38 percent of their field goals, making only 8 fo 31 3-pointers.

Montana improves to 10-5 overall and 3-0 in the Big Sky.

UND: Crandall 3-8 3-4 9, Stewart 3-7 8-9 15, Jones 4-11 2-2 11, Seales 3-8 1-1 7, Avants 0-4 0-0 0, Brown 0-2 2-2 2, Kinsey 3-5 0-0 6, Walter 3-7 1-3 7, Franken 2-3 0-0 6, Buchanan 3-8 7-8 16. Totals: 24-63 (FG), 23-25 (FT).

UM: Oguine 6-9 3-4 16, Rorie 8-12 2-2 22, Akaoh 8-13 6-7 22, Krslovic 1-2 5-6 7, Moorehead 0-2 0-0 0, Falls 2-5 3-5 8, Bevens 0-0 0-0 0, Pridgett 4-10 0-0 8, Nicholas 8-8 1-5 17, Espe 1-2 0-0 3, Spoja 1-1 0-0 3, Besovic 1-1 1-1 3. Totals: 40-65 (FG), 21-30 (FT).

Halftime: UM 50, UND 29. Total fouls: UND 26, UM 25. Fouled out: Avants, Krslovic. 3-point goals: UND 8-31 (Stewart 1-2, Jones 1-8, Walter 1-3, Franken 2-3, Buchanan 3-8), UM 8-14 (Oguine 1-2, Rorie 4-5, Falls 1-2, Espe 1-1, Spoja 1-1). Rebounds: UND 33 (Jones 7), UM 39 (Akoh 11). Assists: UND 8 (Crandall 2), UM 21 (Falls 4, Pridgett 5). Turnovers: UND 13 (Jones 3, Buchanan 3), UM 8 (Akoh 2, Krslovic 2). A--3,220

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