FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Ahmaad Rorie made four 3-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points to lead Montana to an 86-73 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday in a Big Sky Conference opener.
Jamar Akoh added 22 points and nine rebounds for the Grizzlies. Bobby Moorehead made three 3s and finished with 11 points, and Michael Oguine chipped in 10 points. Montana (8-4, 1-0) has won three of its last four games including an 85-74 victory at South Dakota State on Dec. 26 that snapped the Jackrabbits 26-game home winning streak.
Carlos Hines had 22 points to lead Northern Arizona (2-9, 0-1), which lost its eighth straight.
The Lumberjacks had a 10-point lead with 1:45 remaining in the first half before the Grizzlies cut the deficit to 41-40 at the break. Montana took the lead for good with 16:30 remaining. Rorie's layup with 7:46 left stretched the Grizzlies' lead to 71-60 and they led by double digits the rest of the way.
Fritz scores in final second to give Canisius 83-81 win
Malik Johnson fed Jacco Fritz as he cut toward the basket for the winning layup as time expired and Canisius got its first win of the season, beating Bucknell 83-81 on Saturday night.
Godfrey lifts Purdue Fort Wayne past Stetson 79-55
Jarred Godfrey had 19 points and Matt Holba posted 15 points as Purdue Fort Wayne romped past Stetson 79-55 on Saturday night.
Ohams helps unbeaten Fordham cruise past Marist 58-41
Chuba Ohams scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead four players into double-figure scoring in undefeated Fordham’s 58-41 win over Marist on Saturday night.