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Montana Grizzlies (26-9)


Sat. 3/9 Thu. 3/14 Fri. 3/15 Sat. 3/16 Thu. 3/21
@ Sac 
W 86-68
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vs. Sac 
W 79-73
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vs. Web 
W 78-49
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vs. EastWa 
W 68-62
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@ Mich 
L 55-74
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Matthews' double-double leads Michigan past Grizzlies, 74-55

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Michigan coach John Beilein didn't need to worry after all.

Four days after his Wolverines' disappointing loss in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, they did exactly what they were supposed to against 15th-seeded Montana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

They got off to a fast start, led by double digits quickly and went on to a 74-55 win Thursday night.

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Leaders
Points: S. Pridgett15.1
Rebounds: M. Oguine5.4
Assists: A. Rorie4.1
FG%: S. Pridgett60.5%
FT%: M. Oguine71.5%
3P%: K. Manuel42.2%
Steals: J. Akoh2.0
Blocks: B. Moorehead0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Montana 16-4 26-9
Northern Colorado 15-5 21-11
Eastern Washington 12-8 16-18
Weber State 11-9 18-15
Portland State 11-9 16-16
Montana State 11-9 15-17
Southern Utah 9-11 17-17
Sacramento State 8-12 15-16
Northern Arizona 8-12 10-21
Idaho State 7-13 11-19
Idaho 2-18 5-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.1 (84)
Rebounds: 8.6 (279)
Assists: 14.6 (80)
FG%: 49.2% (9)
FT%: 68.9% (238)
3P%: 37.6% (38)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.5 (92)
Rebounds: 25.0 (205)
Assists: 10.7 (32)
FG%: 43.2% (145)
FT%: 75.0% (356)
3P%: 33.9% (165)
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