CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) Ahmaad Rorie scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half when the Grizzlies built a 19-point lead and Montana went on to a 79-49 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.
Jamar Akoh added 12 points and Michael Oguine 11 for the Grizzlies (9-5, 2-0 Big Sky), who shot just shy of 50 percent in winning for the fourth time in their last five games. The Grizzlies had a 20-2 advantage in points off turnovers, making only six miscues to Southern Utah’s 15.
Dwayne Morgan scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds (6-7, 0-2) came in averaging over 80 points per game but made only 15 of 57 shots for 26 percent in losing their third straight.
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Akoh scored the first six points and Rorie the final nine during a 21-2 run in the first half that left the Grizzlies ahead 30-10.
The Grizzlies have won the last 11 games against the Thunderbirds.