NCAA Basketball

Northern Arizona beats Montana 83-71 in Big Sky semifinal

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Jalen Cole had 28 points in Northern Arizona's 83-71 win over Montana on Tuesday night in a Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinal. Championship

Cone was 8-of-12 shooting, including 6 for 10 from distance, and went 6 for 6 from the line for the Lumberjacks (12-22). Carson Towt scored 14 points and added nine rebounds. Xavier Fuller was 4-of-11 shooting and went 6 for 7 from the line to finish with 14 points while adding eight rebounds.

The Grizzlies (17-14) were led in scoring by Dischon Thomas, who finished with 19 points and seven rebounds. Josh Bannan added 16 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for Montana. Brandon Whitney also had 10 points and five assists.

Northern Arizona turned a five-point second-half advantage into a 12-point lead with a 7-0 run to make it 58-46 with 9:38 remaining in the half. Cone scored 13 second-half points in the game.


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Updated March 7, 2023

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