Montana shoots school-record 18 3s, beats NAU 90-84 in 2 OTs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Gfeller scored 24 points - with eight 3-pointers - and Walter Wright 19 as Montana needed two overtimes to win for the first time on the road this season, beating Northern Arizona 90-84 in a Big Sky opener on Thursday.
Mike Oguine and Jack Lopez nailed back-to-back 3-pointers as Montana (5-6) opened the second overtime on a 9-0 run, Martin Bruenig capping it with a dunk, to open some distance on NAU (2-9).
Montana made a school-record 18 3-pointers (the previous was 16 in 2002). Oguine sank four treys, Wright three. Bruenig scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and Wright also had a double-double with 10 assists.
Kris Yanku - who hit a deep 3 to force the first overtime -led the Lumberjacks with 23 points and seven assists.
Bruenig forced the second OT with a late basket as the Grizzlies overcame a technical foul called on their bench that gave NAU a 74-70 lead.