Montana earns 1,000th home court win, holds off Idaho 67-63
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Jared Samuelson scored 23 points and Kyle Owens and Kendal Manuel each added two clutch free throws in the final seconds as Montana won its 1,000th game on its home court, holding off Idaho for a 67-63 Big Sky Conference victory on Saturday night.
Fittingly, it was the 200th meeting between the Grizzlies and Vandals.
Idaho (5-12, 1-5) got within two points on a Chance Garvin 3 with 1:35 left and again on a Damon Thacker 3 with :03 left, but could not catch the Grizzlies. The Vandals' last five losses have been by a total of just 13 points.
Sayeed Pridgett added 17 points for Montana, which remains one game ahead of both Eastern Washington and Southern Utah in the Big Sky Standings.
Trevon Allen finished with 23 points and six rebounds to lead Idaho. Scott Blakney added 12 points.
Updated January 18, 2020