Freshman Bobby Moorehead hit 8-of-11 from 3-point range for 24 points and Walter Wright scored 29 on 10-of-17 shooting — all career highs — to help Montana cruise to a 90-77 win over Idaho State on Thursday night.
Martin Breunig added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Montana.
The Grizzlies (18-8, 13-2 Big Sky) shot 55 percent, including 8 of 13 from 3-point range, and scored 14 points off 10 Idaho State turnovers in the first half to take a 43-34 lead into the break.
A pair of free throws by Geno Luzcando pulled the Bengals (14-13, 9-6) within four with 11:45 to play, but Moorehead hit three 3s and Breunig scored six over the next four minutes as Montana pushed its lead to 71-58.
Idaho State trailed by at least seven the rest of the way.
Ethan Telfair led the Bengals with 30 points. Luzcando added 17.
BSU TRACK AND FIELD: The men are second and the women are third after the first day of the Mountain West Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Boise State won the women’s distance medley with a championship record time of 11 minutes, 16.41 seconds.
IDAHO STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Bengals (13-13, 6-9 Big Sky) shot just 24.2 percent from the field in a 62-47 loss at Montana. Brooke Blair and Isabel Vara de Rey each scored 11 points for Idaho State.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders (12-14, 10-10 GNAC) couldn’t slow down Montana State Billings’ attack, falling 74-55 at home on senior night.
NNU MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders (8-17, 4-15 GNAC) struggled from long range, hitting just 5-of-22 shots from 3-point range on their way to a 74-71 home loss.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: Pat McCurry is the NAIA West Region women’s coach of the year.