Manuel scores 21, Montana turns back Idaho State 77-74
Jared Samuelson had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies (11-8, 7-1 Big Sky Conference), winners of four straight. Sayeed Pridgett added 13 points and six rebounds. Timmy Falls had 10 points.
Montana led 41-29 at halftime and although Idaho State rallied to tie the score at 54 with 11:26 remaining the Bengals never took the lead.
Montana plays at Weber State on Saturday. Idaho State faces Montana State at home on Saturday.