Montana State visits Portland State after Bishop’s 26-point performance

Montana State Bobcats (13-5, 5-2 Big Sky) vs. Portland State Vikings (4-10, 2-4 Big Sky)

Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Montana State takes on the Portland State Vikings after Xavier Bishop scored 26 points in Montana State’s 89-84 win over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

The Vikings went 2-4 at home. Portland State is 0-3 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Bobcats are 5-2 against conference opponents. Montana State is 3-2 in games decided by under 4 points.

The Vikings and Bobcats meet on Saturday for the first time in Big Sky play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: James Jean-Marie is shooting 52.2 percent and averaging 12.9 points for the Vikings. Khalid Thomas is averaging 0.9 3-pointers over Portland State’s last 10 games.

Jubrile Belo is shooting 60.3 percent and averaging 13.6 points for the Bobcats. Tyler Patterson is averaging 2.1 3-pointers in Montana State’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Vikings: 2-8, averaged 63.4 points, 32.6 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 38.2 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 70.8 points per game.

Bobcats: 9-1, averaged 72.6 points, 31.8 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Their opponents average 65.6 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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