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Montana earns 1,000th home court win, holds off Idaho 67-63

Jan. 18, 2020 11:15 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jared Samuelson scored 23 points and Kyle Owens and Kendal Manuel each added two clutch free throws in the final seconds as Montana won its 1,000th game on its home court, holding off Idaho for a 67-63 Big Sky Conference victory on Saturday night. Fittingly, it was the 200th meeting...

Manuel's 27 points lead Montana past Portland State, 85-70

Jan. 13, 2020 11:46 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Kendal Manuel scored 27 points and Montana pulled away from Portland State in the second half to take an 85-70 victory on Monday night. The Grizzlies shot 32 of 53 from the floor (60.4%) and knocked down 9 of 20 from long range while outscoring the Vikings 39-28 in the second half....

2 snowmobilers dead after avalanche in northwestern Montana

Jan. 2, 2020 5:01 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in Montana have identified two snowmobilers killed in a New Year's Day avalanche. Jade Green, 24, and Lowell Grosvold, 26, both of Anaconda, were buried under several feet of snow, Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott said Thursday. A third snowmobiler was caught in...

Montana goes 2--0 in Big Sky, tops Sacramento State 52-50

Dec. 30, 2019 11:39 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Kendal Manuel hit two free throws with two seconds left in the game to lift Montana to a 52-50 win over Sacramento State in a Big Sky Conference showdown on Monday night. James Bridges gave Sacramento State the lead, 49-48 with his 3-pointer with :58 left. Timmy Falls missed a 3 to...

Pridgett scores 27 to lift Montana past N. Arizona 79-72

Dec. 29, 2019 12:37 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett had 27 points and 10 rebounds as Montana beat Northern Arizona 79-72 on Saturday night. Kendal Manuel had 16 points for Montana (5-7, 1-0 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Derrick Carter-Hollinger added seven rebounds. Kyle Owens...

Fire helps stranded snowmobilers survive 9-hour storm rescue

Dec. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EST

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) — Authorities rescued five snowmobilers early Monday after one of the riders fell through the ice into a remote Montana lake, forcing them to build a fire to stave off the freezing cold and snow while they waited for help, officials said. The riders were on Dinah Lake in the Lolo...

This April 4, 2019, file photo released by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows Fabjan Alameti, 21. Alameti, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI after authorities said he talked about joining the Islamic State and avenging the New Zealand mosque shootings has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Missoula County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Man who discussed US attack gets nearly 5 years in prison

Dec. 13, 2019 10:01 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 21-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI after authorities said he talked about joining the Islamic State and avenging the New Zealand mosque shootings has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Fabjan Alameti was sentenced in...

University council urges removal of swastika-like symbol

Dec. 11, 2019 12:48 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A council at the University of Montana has recommended the removal of a swastika-like tile arrangement on the walls of a university hall. The tiles show a mirror-image swastika called an aristika designed within Corbin Hall in the 1920s when swastikas were not yet adopted as a symbol...

Record-breaking Montana swamps SE Louisiana in FCS 73-28

Dec. 7, 2019 8:39 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Grizzlies took a week off and then set some records. Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Marcus Knight rushed for three scores to lead the Grizzlies’ 73-28 rout of Southeast Louisiana in a FCS second-round playoff game Saturday. Knight, a sophomore running...

Montana tops North Dakota 77-70

Dec. 6, 2019 11:38 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sayeed Pridgett and Kendal Manuel scored 20 points apiece as Montana defeated North Dakota 77-70 on Friday night. Timmy Falls had 15 points for Montana (4-5). Marlon Stewart had 19 points and eight assists for the Fighting Hawks (4-6). Filip Rebraca added 14 points and 12 rebounds....