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Montana 8-0 atop Big Sky, routs Southern Utah 71-47

Southern Utah's Jamal Aytes looks to make a play during the T'Birds' 71-47 loss to Montana on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
Southern Utah's Jamal Aytes looks to make a play during the T'Birds' 71-47 loss to Montana on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Michael Oguine scored 22 points, Ahmaad Rorie added 21 and Montana rolled to a 71-47 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday night to remain undefeated atop the Big Sky Conference standings.

Montana (14-5, 8-0) has won nine of its last 11 games and is 8-0 at home. The Grizzlies have also won 12 straight against Southern Utah (8-11, 2-6), including a 30-point win Dec. 30.

Oguine scored 14 points as Montana closed the first half on a 22-8 run for a 30-21 halftime lead. The Grizzlies stretched another nine-point, second-half lead to 63-37 with 4:30 remaining. Rorie scored 17 straight points during the stretch.

Jamal Aytes scored 15 points for Southern Utah, which shot 15 of 49 from the field, just 1 of 11 from long range, and committed 17 turnovers.