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Adamu leads Montana St. over S. Utah 80-77 in OT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Amin Adamu had 29 points as No. 5 seed Montana State narrowly defeated top-seeded Southern Utah 80-77 in overtime in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Friday. Jubrile Belo added 22 points for the Bobcats, including a buzzer-beating turnaround jumper in the lane to force overtime. Belo also had eight rebounds and eight blocks.

Abdul Mohamed had 11 points and 14 rebounds for Montana State (13-9), which advanced to the championship to face Montana-Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Xavier Bishop, the Bobcats' leading scorer entering the contest at 15 points per game, shot only 19% for the game (3 of 16).

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Leaders
Points: T. Jones16.9
Rebounds: M. Fausett6.9
Assists: J. Knight III4.4
FG%: J. Knight III57.0%
FT%: T. Jones85.9%
3P%: D. Marin44.2%
Steals: J. Knight III1.4
Blocks: J. Knight III0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Illinois24-7
3 Baylor28-2
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Houston28-4
7 Ohio State21-10
8 Iowa22-9
9 Texas19-8
10 Arkansas25-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor28-2
2 Gonzaga31-1
3 Houston28-4
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Arkansas25-7
7 UCLA22-10
8 Illinois24-7
9 USC25-8
10 Florida State18-7
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Southern Utah 12-2 20-4
Weber State 12-3 17-6
Eastern Washington 12-3 16-8
Montana State 8-6 13-10
Idaho State 8-6 13-11
Montana 7-9 15-13
Northern Colorado 6-8 11-11
Portland State 6-8 9-13
Sacramento State 5-9 8-12
Northern Arizona 4-10 6-16
Idaho 1-17 1-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 84.2 (3)
Rebounds: 11.0 (98)
Assists: 14.1 (107)
FG%: 47.4% (35)
FT%: 74.8% (54)
3P%: 34.1% (158)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.5 (154)
Rebounds: 28.4 (14)
Assists: 13.0 (192)
FG%: 42.5% (138)
FT%: 66.7% (24)
3P%: 32.8% (124)
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