January 22, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Stephan Holm scored 19 points, Michael Dison scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, and Montana State rallied to beat Southern Utah 79-65 on Thursday night for their first Big Sky Conference win.

Marcus Colbert scored 15 for the Bobcats (4-14, 1-5), who made 12 of 23 3-pointers (52.2 percent), including 4 of 5 each for Colbert and Dison and 3 of 3 for Holm.

The Thunderbirds closed the first half on a 10-5 run to hold a 41-35 lead.

Montana State tied it a 51 midway through the second half after Zach Green hit a layup to spark a 10-0 run. A.J. Hess pulled the Thunderbirds within 60-57 after two free throws, but Dison hit consecutive 3-pointers amid a 15-1 run for a 73-58 lead with 2:26 left.

Hess had 18 for Southern Utah (5-12, 2-4), Casey Oliverson scored 13 and Parsons 12.

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