NCAA Basketball

Pridgett scores 24 to lift Montana over Idaho State 78-63

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Sayeed Pridgett had 24 points and 11 rebounds as Montana beat Idaho State 78-63 on Saturday night.

Kendal Manuel had 16 points for Montana (16-10, 12-3 Big Sky Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Jared Samuelson added 12 points. Josh Vazquez had 11 points.

Austin Smellie had 12 points for the Bengals (6-18, 3-12), whose losing streak stretched to 10 games. Jared Stutzman added 12 points. Chier Maker had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Malik Porter had 11 points.

The Grizzlies improve to 2-0 against the Bengals for the season. Montana defeated Idaho State 77-74 on Jan. 23. Montana takes on Montana State on the road next Saturday. Idaho State faces Northern Colorado at home next Saturday.

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Updated February 15, 2020

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