Montana St. 74, Portland St. 65

Erik Rush scored 16 points and Bobby Howard added 15 points and

12 rebounds as Montana State pulled away late for a 74-65 victory

over Portland State on Thursday night.

The Bobcats (10-7, 4-1 Big Sky) were up by three points midway

through the second half when Rush and Howard scored four apiece as

part of the team’s 10-0 run to pull safely ahead.

Shawn Reid scored 15 points, making five of the Bobcats’ eight


Chris Harriel led Vikings (9-7, 2-2) with 17 points and eight


Charles Odum added 14 points for Portland State, which was

outrebounded 42-33.