Harding leads Weber St. to 95-92 win over Montana St. in OT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Jerrick Harding set a Weber State single-game record with 46 points on Saturday to lead the Wildcats past Montana State 95-92 in overtime.

Trailing by a point midway through the extra period, Weber State (20-10, 13-5 Big Sky Conference) got back-to-back 3-pointers from Ryan Richardson and Harding to make it 85-80 and put the Wildcats on top for good. Montana State stayed close, draining three 3-pointers in the final 31 seconds, including Konner Frey’s long ball at the buzzer to set the final score.

Harding, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, finished 13 for 26 from the field and hit 17 free throws to top the previous program record of 45 points set in 1977 by Stan Matthews. Richardson added 16 points and Zach Braxton got 12 rebounds to go with 11 points.

Montana State, which led most of the second half before two-straight buckets from Harding gave Weber State the lead, got a 3-point play from Frey at the end of regulation to tie the game at 76 and force overtime.

Frey sank all 10 of his free throws in the game and finished with 24 points. Joe Mvuezolo Jr. added 16 points , Keljin Blevins and Devonte Klines had 14 points apiece, and Tyler Hall had 11 for Montana State (13-18, 6-12).

The game marked the 123rd for Montana State’s Zach Green, who set a program record for most career games played.