Colorado St. 64, Montana 58

Wes Eikmeier scored 21 points, including 10-for-10 free throw

shooting, as Colorado State held off Montana 64-58 in a season

opener Friday night.

Pierce Hornung had his second career double-double with 10

points and 12 rebounds for the Rams, who had a decided rebounding

advantage at 43-24 and made 22 of 29 free throws.

Kareem Jamar led the Grizzlies with 12 points. Will Cherry and

Art Steward had 11 each for Montana, which played without 7-foot

center Derek Selvig, out with a sprained left ankle.

Cherry brought Montana within 61-58 with a jump shot, and the

Grizzlies forced a miss by Dorian Green with 55 seconds left. But

Hornung tipped the ball back to Eikmeier.

Eikmeier was fouled and made both free throws with 32 seconds

remaining to make it 63-58. Mike Weisner missed a 3-pointer before

Greg Smith, who had 14 points, sealed it with a free throw.