BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Kendal Manuel had 19 points as Montana held off Montana State 59-54 on Saturday night.
The Grizzlies led 51-37 with 4:43 remaining in the second half before the Bobcats made four of their last six shots and added eight free throws in eight attempts. Still Montana State was only able to close the gap to four points on one occasion.
Sayeed Pridgett had 15 points and seven rebounds for Montana (17-10, 13-3 Big Sky Conference), which has won six straight games. Jared Samuelson added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies.