Montana 77, South Dakota State 69
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Kareem Jamar scored 23 points and had a game-high 12 rebounds Thursday night and Montana beat South Dakota State 77-69.
Montana (3-0) snapped South Dakota State's 30-game home winning streak.
Jamar scored 14 of his points, including three 3-pointers, in the second half. Montana took a 33-32 lead with 16:27 to play and did not trail the rest of the game. Three other players scored in double-figures for the Grizzlies, the first time someone other than Jamar has done so this season.
South Dakota State (0-3) led by as much as nine points in the first half, and had 25-24 halftime lead. But the Jackrabbits shot just 29 percent from the floor in the second half. Jordan Dykstra led with 20 points while Cody Larson grabbed 11 boards.
With the win, the Grizzlies avenged last season's 68-67 double-overtime loss to the Jackrabbits in Missoula last season.
Saint Mary's (Calif.) 78, North Dakota State 65
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - Brad Waldow had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's over North Dakota State 78-65 Thursday night.
Saint Mary's (3-0) took an 8-7 lead in the first half and never trailed the rest of the game. Waldow scored 11 of his points in the second half as the Gaels stretched the lead to 10 with under a minute to play. Waldow, who averages nearly one block per game, had three of the team's six blocks against the Bison.
The Gaels made nine of their last 12 free throws while shooting 73.3 percent from the line.
North Dakota State (1-1) pulled within two points with 9:42 remaining on back-to-back jumpers by Lawrence Alexander. Alexander finished with 12 points. Marshall Bjorklund had 23 points to lead the Bison, but only shot once from the floor in the final eight minutes -- a missed layup.