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Big Sky Basketball Scores & Highlights, Thursday 1/22

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Gregory Hits Seven 3's as Montana beats Northern Arizona

Jordan Gregory knocked down seven 3-pointers and sparked a comeback at the start of the second half to lead Montana over Northern Arizona 64-57 on Thursday night.

Gregory made three 3's in a row for the Grizzlies to close out the first half, but Montana still trailed by seven points at intermission. The Grizzlies opened the second with a 13-2 run - Gregory accounting for eight points with two 3's and a layup - to take the lead with 13:51 remaining.

The Lumberjacks threatened with 3:22 left after Gaellan Bewernick scored to make it a five-point game. The Grizzlies were 7 of 8 from the line - Gregory 5 of 6 - to end it.

Gregory finished with 31 points and shot 70 percent from 3-point range. Martin Breunig added 16 points for Montana (9-8, 5-1 Big Sky).

Quinton Upshur scored 20 points to lead Northern Arizona (8-11, 3-3).

Montana State Rallies for First Conference Win

Stephan Holm scored 19 points, Michael Dison scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, and Montana State rallied to beat Southern Utah 79-65 on Thursday night for their first Big Sky Conference win.

Marcus Colbert scored 15 for the Bobcats (4-14, 1-5), who made 12 of 23 3-pointers (52.2 percent), including 4 of 5 each for Colbert and Dison and 3 of 3 for Holm.

The Thunderbirds closed the first half on a 10-5 run to hold a 41-35 lead.

Montana State tied it a 51 midway through the second half after Zach Green hit a layup to spark a 10-0 run. A.J. Hess pulled the Thunderbirds within 60-57 after two free throws, but Dison hit consecutive 3-pointers amid a 15-1 run for a 73-58 lead with 2:26 left.

Hess had 18 for Southern Utah (5-12, 2-4), Casey Oliverson scored 13 and Parsons 12.

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