San Jose St. 77, Montana St. 66
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP)—Chris Oakes had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead San Jose State to a 77-66 win over Montana State in a nonconference BracketBuster series game Saturday night.
The Spartans (13-12) gained their first road win in 2010, breaking a streak of six straight losses away from home dating back to a 74-68 win at Santa Clara on Dec. 23.
Adrian Oliver had 18 points for SJSU. Robert Owens added 15 and Mac Peterson had 14 points and nine rebounds. The Spartans outrebounded the Bobcats 46-33.
Danny Piepoli led Montana State (14-13) with 17 points. Bobby Howard added 15 and Marquis Navarre 13.
The Bobcats led 30-25 before SJSU closed out the first half with a 15-1 run. Oakes keyed the streak with six points to give the Spartans a 40-31 halftime lead.
SJSU enjoyed a big edge at the free-throw line, making 22 of 30 compared to 10 of 16 for the Bobcats.