MSU men drop opener

SEATTLE — Montana State couldn’t overcome inconsistent shooting and ball security, as Seattle posted an 87-72 win over the Bobcats at Key Arena on Sunday.

The Redhawks limited MSU to 36 percent shooting and forced 28 turnovers, 16 in the first half. “It was a frustrating first half with 16 turnovers, and we end up with 28,” said MSU coach Brad Huse. “Some of our shots weren’t great shots, but we can shoot better than we did tonight.”

A pair of newcomers led the Bobcats. Antonio Biglow paced the team with 15 points, and Paul Egwuonwu added 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Flavien Davis (12 points) and Calen Coleman (10), also junior college transfers, also eclipsed the double-digit scoring mark.

“We have some talented offensive players,” said Huse, whose team was without veterans Xavier Blount and Christian Moon. “Our shooting percentages were terrible, but we showed way better in the second half.”

Falling behind by more than 20 points in the second half, Huse was encouraged with his team’s effort. “I was encouraged with how we competed,” Huse said. “This game won’t define us. There are brighter days ahead. We’ll look at film and get back to work this week.”

— MSU Sports Information



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