Updated: Montana (15-4) Faces Eastern Washington (6-15)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Montana 30 35 65 -7.5
  Eastern Washington 18 28 46 +7.5
Sat, Feb 02 2013, 07:05 PM MST

Reese Court
Cheney, WA
Attendance: 2,732

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On Saturday, Montana heads to Reese Court to take on Eastern Washington. Tip-off is at 9:05 EST. The Grizzlies defeated the Eagles 81-66 on January 3rd and are 8-2 against them over the past four years.

Montana is currently in 1st place in the conference and Eastern Washington is in 8th.

In their last match-up, Will Cherry finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the Grizzlies 81-68 victory over Portland State on January 31st. With 4.6 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Eagles, Venky Jois finished with 8 points and 14 rebounds in the 72-68 win over Montana State on January 31st. With 9.7 rebounds per game and 2.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

StatSmack! Montana is better than Eastern Washington
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Montana has come back to win after being down at half against Eastern Washington 11 times since 1997.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Montana currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (960 to 928) than Eastern Washington, per the NCAA.
  • We make our fans proud. Montana has a better record at home than Eastern Washington this season (9-1 vs 4-4).
  • Montana is better under pressure, and has defeated Eastern Washington in 6 out of the last 11 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
UM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kareem Jamar 34 14 6 4 1 1 2
B Will Cherry 33 13 4 5 2 0 3
B- Mathias Ward 32 15 4 1 0 0 2
C Jordan Gregory 26 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Spencer Coleman 20 7 3 1 1 0 1
C Michael Weisner 20 6 3 1 0 0 1
C Keron DeShields 22 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kevin Henderson 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Andy Martin 8 2 1 0 0 1 0
D Eric Hutchison 13 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Morgan Young 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick Emerson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jake Wiley 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
EWU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Venky Jois 34 13 10 2 1 2 2
C+ Justin Crosgile 36 15 6 6 2 0 3
D+ Martin Seiferth 21 8 5 0 0 2 1
D+ Colin Chiverton 17 11 2 0 1 1 1
D+ Parker Kelly 26 8 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Jeffrey Forbes 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Kevin Winford 20 6 2 2 0 0 1
D Thomas Reuter 22 5 3 1 1 0 2
D Danny Powell 6 4 2 0 0 0 1
D- Jordan Hickert 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
D- Daniel Hill 15 2 2 2 0 0 1
F Ivan Dorsey 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
F Tyler Harvey 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Frederik Jorg 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

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