|Montana St. defeats N. Arizona 74-68|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 10 January 2009 18:35|
Rush scored 11 of his points in the first seven minutes, and the Bobcats (9-6, 2-2 Big Sky) led 42-39 at halftime. The Lumberjacks (4-12, 1-4), who made 11 of their first 12 shots, kept the game close before the break on 74 percent shooting from the floor.
MSU scored the first 10 points of the second half, but NAU narrowed the lead to 67-62 with just under a minute to play. A free throw by MSU's Rush and a three-point play by Bynum put the game out of reach.
Josh Wilson and Cameron Wilson scored 18 points apiece to lead NAU. Shane Johannsen added 16 points for the Lumberjacks, who were held to 38 percent shooting from the floor in the second half.