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MISSOULA, MONTANA (12/20/13)– University of Montana senior guard/forward Harem Jamar scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 91-74 victory over the UM-Western Bulldogs Friday evening in UM's Dahlberg Arena.

The Grizzlies evened their record to 4-4 and have now won three games in a row.  It was an exhibition game for the Bulldogs, who are 6-4.

The Grizzlies led the entire game, but the Bulldogs stayed within reach, and reduced UM's lead to single digits seven times in the final 10 minutes of play. 

Even though the Grizzlies took an early lead, first half was a back-and-forth affair, and the Bulldogs cut into a 12-point (30-18) UM advantage with 7:39 left to play, to be within four points (41-37) at intermission.

Montana had four players in double figures for the third straight game, as junior guard Keron DeShields andGregory had 17 and 16 points, respectively, while junior forward Mike Weisner added 14. 

UM sophomore center Andy Martin had his first start of the season and the fifth in his career, and scored 6 points – all in the first half.  Brandon Gfeller added 6 points,while fellow true frosh guard Mario Dunn chipped in 5.

The Bulldogs also had four players score in double figure, and were led by Overstreet, who tallied a team-high 19 points.

Montana's next action is more than a week away, as the Griz play a return game against the Idaho Vandals onSaturday, Dec. 28 in Moscow.  The Griz defeated the Vandals 69-58 inMissoula on Dec. 11.  The Montana-Idaho game on Dec. 2828th will be televised on Altitude TV, and tips off at 2:00 p.m. (Mtn.)

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