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Jamar has triple-double; Montana tops Hawaii 94-79

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Jamar has triple-double; Montana tops Hawaii 94-79

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Hawaii forward Joston Thomas (5) shoots under the basket as Montana guard Kareem Jamar (32) defends during …

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Kareem Jamar had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as Montana reached the 20-win mark for the third straight season with a 94-79 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.

Will Cherry had 24 points and Mathias Ward 18 for the Grizzlies (20-6), who shot 58 percent from the floor and connected on 11 of 23 3-pointers in the BracketBusters game.

Vander Joaquim led Hawaii (15-11) with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Warriors also got 13 points from Shaquille Stokes, 12 from Hauns Brereton and 11 from Joston Thomas.

Montana took control early, getting two 3-pointers from Cherry and a dunk from Ward en route to a 9-2 lead. The Grizzlies led 47-34 at halftime and stretched that to as many as 20 in the second half when Jamar hit two free throws to make it 81-61 with 7:34 remaining.

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