Montana vs Idaho State Final: 61-54 - Recap
Montana grabbed a 61-54 win over Idaho State on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Mathias Ward at Holt Arena.
Montana did not, however, defeat Idaho State against the spread, which closed at 7.5 at most sportsbooks.
Montana got 10 points from Will Cherry and another 10 points from Kareem Jamar. Will Cherry contributed 6 assists, while Will Cherry cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Idaho State got a 14-point performance from Melvin Morgan, who was supported by 12 points from Chris Hansen. Tomas Sanchez had 5 assists in a losing cause for Idaho State, while Andre' Hatchett grabbed 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Montana were victorious, as the score was 29-22 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Montana as they grabbed 29 boards, while Idaho State only had 28.