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Pridgett leads Montana past Montana State-Northern 64-50

Nov. 10, 2019 6:38 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had a career-high 30 points as Montana pulled away from NAIA Montana State-Northern in the second half on Sunday for a 64-50 win. Kyle Owens had 11 points for Montana (1-1), which trailed 32-20 at halftime. Pridgett gave the Grizzlies their first lead, 44-42, with...

Paulo leads Montana St. past Rocky Mountain 93-60

Nov. 9, 2019 8:35 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Mychael Paulo registered 16 points and seven assists as Montana State easily defeated Rocky Mountain 93-60 on Saturday. Harald Frey added 12 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the Bobcats, and Jubrile Belo chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds. Amin Adamu had 12 points for...

Sneed's return sends Montana past Idaho 42-17

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — After three first-quarter turnovers the Montana Grizzlies felt the need for Sneed. Senior quarterback Dalton Sneed came off the bench and threw for 241 yards and a touchdown to push the Montana Grizzlies past the Idaho Vandals 42-17 Saturday. Sophomore Marcus Knight added three short...

Montana State runs over Northern Colorado 45-14

Nov. 9, 2019 5:39 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Troy Andersen threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Callahan O'Reilly had a 73-yard touchdown run and Montana State pounded Northern Colorado 45-14 on Saturday. O'Reilly's burst up the middle early in the third quarter, his only carry of the game, to put an exclamation mark on...

Tribe members: Ancient bison kill site desecrated by mining

Nov. 9, 2019 12:59 PM EST

SARPY CREEK, Montana (AP) — When a coal company contractor working under federal oversight used a backhoe to dig up one of the largest known Native American bison killing grounds and make way for mining, investigators concluded the damage on the Crow Indian Reservation broke federal law and would cost $10...

Millions at stake in dinosaur fight: Are fossils minerals?

Nov. 7, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The discovery of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons intertwined in what looks like a final death match could make a Montana ranching couple rich beyond their dreams. Or they may have to share the wealth. It all comes down to how the state Supreme Court answers a seemingly simple...

da Silva scores 21 points to lead Stanford past Montana

Nov. 7, 2019 1:10 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford junior Oscar da Silva claimed it was an easy adjustment and the Cardinal made it look easy, recovering from a poor first half to win going away. da Silva scored 21 points and Stanford beat Montana 73-62 in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday night. The Cardinal...

Merrill scores 28, No. 17 Utah State beats Montana State

Nov. 6, 2019 1:46 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Shots weren't falling for Utah State guard Sam Merrill before halftime, so he found another way over the final 20 minutes. Merrill scored 28 points and went 17-of-18 from the free-throw line to help 17th-ranked Aggies beat Montana State 81-73 Tuesday night in the season opener for both...

Matt Volz appointed AP's news editor for the Rockies region

Nov. 4, 2019 11:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Volz, a longtime correspondent and editor who has covered stories for The Associated Press from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, has been appointed Rocky Mountains news editor. From his base in Helena, Montana, Volz will work with all-formats teams of journalists in Colorado,...

Humphrey-to-Toure sparks Montana's win over Portland State

Nov. 2, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Cam Humphrey passed for four touchdowns — three of them to Samori Toure — and Montana dominated the second half in a 38-23 victory over Portland State on Saturday. Humphrey, making his second start with Big Sky MVP candidate Dalton Sneed sidelined with a right ankle...