MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 25 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to help Montana knock off Weber State 75-68 on Saturday night.
The Wildcats (13-7, 7-2 Big Sky) had won four straight and eight of their last nine games before encountering Montana Saturday. Weber State’s only conference loss was to Southern Utah 90-82 in overtime on Jan. 5.
Montana (14-6, 7-2), the defending conference champs, never trailed in this one. The Grizzlies, who have won four straight games, were leading 40-26 at the break and held off the Wildcats in the final half of the second period when Akoh scored 12 consecutive points to help the Grizzlies stretch their lead to 63-51 with 9:10 remaining in the game.
Weber State closed to 73-68 after Kendal Manuel split a pair of free throws with nine seconds remaining. Sayeed Pridgett, who finished with 12 points, made two free throws in the final seconds to complete the scoring.
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Jerrick Harding led the Wildcats with 22 points and Cody John added 14.