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Montana hammers Eastern in title game

Second half fade costs Eastern


Last updated 3/15/2018 at 10:56am

The Montana Grizzlies flipped the switch on a lights-out first-half shooting exhibition by Eastern Washington in last Saturday’s Big Sky Conference men’s basketball championship game sending them onto the NCAA tournament after an 82-65 victory at the Reno Events Center.

The Eagles led 40-29 at halftime thanks to shooting 53.3 percent that included 8-of-13 from the 3-point line – a sizzling 61-5 percent.

But Eastern hit just 38 percent in the second half – including 1-of-10 from the arc – and was outscored 53-25. Montana made 58 percent its shots in the game and 63 percent in the...

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