MONTANA STATE 74, BINGHAMTON 64
Montana State shook off a ragged first half against Binghamton, shooting 59 percent in the final 20 minutes and putting four players in double figures to advance to the Mayan Division final.
Tyler Hall, who missed the Bobcats' previous game with an ankle injury, finished with 18 points and five assists, and both Keljin Blevins and Harald Frey scored 13 points as Montana State moved to 2-2 on the season Hall fought his way through traffic and tallied a three-point play with 11:30 to go to put his team up, 51-42, and he hit a tough jumper as the shot clock was about to expire with 40 seconds left to keep the Bobcats up, 70-62.
Both teams struggled with turnovers, as Montana State had 17 and Binghamton had 18; the Bobcats were able to recover thanks to shooting 20-of-23 from the free-throw line and a solid 8-of-19 from 3-poin range. Konner Frey added 10 points for the Bobcats, who will play the winner between CSUN and Southeast Missouri in the Mayan Division final.
The Bearcats (1-3) were paced by Fard Muhammad, who hit five 3-pointers for 15 points; Willie Rodriguez hit all six of his field goal attempts and closed with 14 points. Thomas Bruce blocked five shots and had seven rebounds for Binghamton.