Weber St. beats Montana 69-58
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP)—Damian Lillard scored 16 points and Steve Panos added 13 to lead Weber State to a 69-58 win over Montana on Thursday night.
Daviin Davis came off the bench to add 12 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (18-8, 12-1 Big Sky), who clinched the conference title and secured home court advantage for next month’s league tournament.
Lillard scored 12 points before intermission, including nine straight that gave the Wildcats a 31-20 lead with 4:38 remaining. Weber State went into the break ahead 33-27.
Davis hit two consecutive layups to push the Wildcats’ lead to 54-38 with 11:38 remaining in the game. They led by as many as 19 points, as Montana (16-10, 10-4) shot just 36 percent from the field in the second half.
Anthony Johnson led the Grizzlies with 17 points. He shot only 6-of-16 from the field but made all five of his free throw attempts. No other Grizzly player scored in double figures.