Dominguez leads Portland St. to 96-68 win over Montana St.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP)—Jeremiah Dominguez scored 26 points to help lead Portland State to a 96-68 victory against Montana State on Thursday night.
Dominguez was two points shy of his career high, set against MSU in Portland on Feb. 2.
With the win, Portland State (19-9, 12-2 Big Sky) secured the Big Sky Conference title, hosting rights to the conference tournament and its first-ever NCAA Division I playoff berth.
The Vikings led the entire game, shooting 70 percent from the field compared to 38 percent shooting by the Bobcats (15-13, 7-8).
Montana State struggled to make up a 14-point deficit in the second period, but was unable to come within single digits. Portland State put the Bobcats away with a 9-0 run capped by a three-point play by Deonte Huff at 4:29 to put the Vikings ahead 89-60.
Andre Murray and Huff each had 15 points for the Vikings, while Scott Morrison picked up 11 points and eight rebounds.
Mecklen Davis led Montana State with 19 points and Divaldo Mbunga finished with 15.
The Bobcats also have secured a berth to the conference tournament with Northern Colorado’s loss to Montana.