San Jose St. 77, Montana St. 66
Chris Oakes had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead San Jose State
to a 77-66 win over Montana State in a nonconference BracketBuster
series game Saturday night.
The Spartans (13-12) gained their first road win in 2010,
breaking a streak of six straight losses away from home dating back
to a 74-68 win at Santa Clara on Dec. 23.
Adrian Oliver had 18 points for SJSU. Robert Owens added 15 and
Mac Peterson had 14 points and nine rebounds. The Spartans
outrebounded the Bobcats 46-33.
Danny Piepoli led Montana State (14-13) with 17 points. Bobby
Howard added 15 and Marquis Navarre 13.
The Bobcats led 30-25 before SJSU closed out the first half with
a 15-1 run. Oakes keyed the streak with six points to give the
Spartans a 40-31 halftime lead.
SJSU enjoyed a big edge at the free-throw line, making 22 of 30
compared to 10 of 16 for the Bobcats.