N. Arizona 86, Montana St. 76

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)—Tyrone Bazy scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half, and Ruben Boykin Jr. and Steve Sir scored 14 points apiece to lead Northern Arizona to an 86-76 win over Montana State on Saturday.

Nick Dissly led the way for Montana State (7-14, 4-4 Big Sky) with a game-best 24 points. Brandon Johnson had 11 points, while Ted Morris and Mecklen Davis tallied 10 points apiece.

Bobcats guard Carlos Taylor, who had 19 points in the 58-57 win over league leader Idaho State on Jan. 20, was scoreless in the first half and finished with 11 points.

Northern Arizona (11-10, 6-4) snapped a two-game slide and ended the Bobcats’ three-game winning streak.

The Lumberjacks held a 43-41 lead with 16:36 left when junior forward Kyle Landry doubled the lead with a baby hook from the right block.

Josh Wilson hit a 3-pointer on Northern Arizona’s next possession. The Bobcats turned the ball over on their next touch and Sir made them pay with a 3-pointer from the top of the key.

Montana State didn’t get closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Wilson and Landry finished with 11 points each.

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 Montana St.
N. Dissly N. Dissly
8-15,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Northern Arizona
T. Bazy T. Bazy
7-10,  18 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists

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