- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Kareem Jamar scored 20 points and Michael Weisner had all 10 of his in the last 12 minutes as Montana held on for a 70-66 win over Montana State on Monday.

The Grizzlies (10-9, 5-5 Big Sky) made 6 of 8 free throws in the final 64 seconds to hold off the Bobcats (10-11, 5-5).

Mario Dunn Jr. added 13 and Jordan Gregory 11 for Montana.

Flavien Davis had 22 for MSU.

Montana made 10 of its first 13 shots to open a 26-15 lead.

UM was leading 6-5 but went on an 11-2 run for a double-figure lead before Michael Dison had five points in an 8-0 Bobcat burst to make it 17-15. That’s when Dunn had four points in a 9-0 surge for that 26-15 lead.

Dunn’s layup at the 5:19 mark gave Montana its biggest lead, 37-24. It was 44-32 at the half.

Montana made 14 of 26 shots before intermission, including 10 of 14 2-pointers, and was 12 of 12 from the line with Jamar getting 8 for 13 points. Dunn had 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting. The Griz also had a 19-10 advantage on the boards.

Davis had 13 points at the break as the Bobcats were 11 of 27 from the field.

But the Grizzlies were ice cold as the second half started and the Bobcats clawed within 48-43 by taking charge inside. In the second half, MSU had an 18-2 advantage inside.

Weisner made a layup at the 11:53 mark, ending a dry spell of 7:31 when the Griz missed nine straight shots, and followed it up with a 3.

Shortly after that the Bobcats went on a 10-0 run to make it 56-55 with 4:50 to play. Terrell Brown started it with a free throw. Danny Robison and Davis made layups, Calen Coleman had a 3 and Antonio Biglow finished it with a pair of foul shots.

Weisner responded with two free throws, followed by a Jamar 3 and another Weisner trey with 3:31 to go to make it 64-55.

Montana shot just 31.6 percent in the second half and was just 11-17 from the foul line.

Montana State out-rebounded the Grizzlies 22-15 in the second half but finished just 4 of 16 from 3-point range.

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