MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Robert McCoy tipped in a missed 3-pointer in the final minute and Holland Woods knocked down two clutch free throws as Portland State snapped a five-game losing streak by beating defending Big Sky Conference champion Montana in Missoula for just the fourth time in 22 years, pulling out a 77-74 victory in overtime on Saturday night.
Montana came into the game on a hot streak that saw the Grizzlies score 85 points or more in each of their four straight wins. Portland State, meanwhile, had struggled through a month-long slump and was playing its third game in six days.
Woods hit a 3-pointer with :40 left in regulation to tie the game at 69-69 and missed a jumper to win with a second left.
Michael Oguine tipped in a missed 3-pointer by Bobby Moorehead to get Montana within one, 75-74 with :28 left in overtime, but Woods drew the foul and hit both free throws to push the lead back to three, 77-74. Oguine missed a 3 attempt with :10 left and Kendal Manuel missed a 3-point try at the buzzer.
The last time Portland State (6-8, 1-2) won at Montana (10-5, 3-1) was a 108-56 blowout win on March 1, 2008, the largest margin of victory over a Division I opponent in school history. Since then, the Grizzlies had won 16 of 20 meetings.