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College basketball: Weber State beats Sacramento State to clinch share of Big Sky title


STaff And Wire Reports

First published Feb 27 2014 11:30PM
Updated Feb 28, 2014 05:10PM

Ogden • Davion Berry scored 20 points to lead Weber State to a 79-67 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night to give the Wildcats at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title.

With a win Saturday over Northern Arizona, Weber State will clinch the conference championship and will host the Big Sky Tournament March 13-15.

"I was really pleased with our effort tonight," said Wildcats coach Randy Rahe. "We got off to a good start offensively which was important to us. It was a big win for us and I’m proud of what we have accomplished. We are excited to have a share of the title but we still want to be greedy and clinch the title and home court."

The Wildcats (16-9, 13-4) shot 55 percent from the field and held the Hornets to 45 percent shooting. WSU also outrebounded Sacramento State 36-25 and recorded 19 assists

Montana State 77, Southern Utah 72 (OT) • In Bozeman, Stephan Holm scored 22 points and hit a key 3-pointer in overtime to lift Montana State past Southern Utah.

Paul Egwuonwu made a free throw, scoring the first point in overtime to give Montana State a 63-62 lead. Holm then hit a trey, giving MSU a four-point lead, 66-62 with 2:27 remaining. A.J. Hess scored two free throws to pull Southern Utah with 66-64.

Montana State’s Flavien Davis then scored three points to spark an 11-8 run to seal it for the Bobcats.

Holm was 8 of 12 from the field, including five 3-pointers. Davis finished with 18 points and Egwuonwu added 12 points for Montana State (14-14, 9-8 Big Sky), which finished 30 of 41 (73.2 percent) from the line.

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