Eastern Washington edges Montana State, 77-72

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CHENEY (AP) — Tyler Harvey led a balanced offense with 19 points as Eastern Washington handed Montana State its first conference loss, 77-72 on Saturday.

Thomas Reuter’s basket with 18 seconds remaining gave Eastern Washington (7-8, 2-2 Big Sky) a 74-72 lead. After the Bobcats failed to score on the other end, Reuter was fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws. Drew Brandon grabbed an offensive rebound off Reuter’s missed free throw, and made two free throws himself to preserve the win.

The Eagles scored 18 of their first 20 points via 3-pointers, and made 12 of 23 attempts overall. Parker Kelly scored 18 points while Venky Jois had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon had 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Flavien Davis led Montana State (8-7, 3-1) with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Calen Coleman had 12 points while Paul Egwuonwu, Michael Dison and Antonio Biglow each had 10.

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