The University of Montana men's basketball team played a close game versus Texas Southern University but came out victorious on Nov. 25, 2019 in Dahlberg Arena with a 74-62 final score. This is the second out of two times UM has beat Texas Southern.
The Griz broke out of their recent slump with an 11-point run in the second half, following a first half in which the Griz and the TSU Tigers were often not more than 7 points apart.
Top scorers of the night included senior Sayeed Pridgett, who led UM with 19 points, redshirt senior Kendal Manuel with 15 points, junior Timmy Falls with 11 points and freshman Josh Vazquez scoring 10 points.
Freshmen took the lead in the first half, with forwards Kyle Owens and Derrick Carter-Hollinger scoring the first 10 points for the Griz. Carter-Hollinger was also in the top five point-scorers for the game overall, with 10 points.
The Griz play again on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 versus Coppin State at home.
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University of Montana guard Kendal Manuel runs the ball down the court in the last few minutes of the Griz victory over Texas Southern University.
University of Montana guard Timmy Falls weaves through the Texas Southern University defense.
University of Montana forward Jared Samuelson waves down a pass in the first 10 minutes of the game. Samuelson quickly scored 2 points for the Griz.
University of Montana guard Sayeed Pridgett runs the ball down the court during the first 10 minutes of Monday's game. Pridgett soon scored his first points for the game, bringing the Griz up to 9, almost matching TSU's 10.
University of Montana forward Derrick Carter-Hollinger runs up to the basket to score for the Griz. Carter-Hollinger scored 10 points during the game, putting him in the top five scorers for the night.
University of Montana guard Timmy Falls jumps straight up to score for the Griz just before a timeout. Falls bumped the Griz' score up to 27 points, versus TSU's 21.
Chaz Baker, a member of the Missoula Indian Health Center dance troupe, performs during halftime at the game on Monday night.
University of Montana guard Sayeed Pridgett jumps right before scoring a point for the Griz with an alley-oop 20 minutes into the second half. Pridgett brought the Griz up to 60 points.
University of Montana guard Sayeed Pridgett jumps down from the hoop after scoring an alley-oop for the Griz. Pridgett brought the Griz up to 60 points just after the start of the second half.
University of Montana players joke on the sideline at the beginning of the second half.
University of Montana guard Freddy Brown III and his teammates celebrate with minutes left in the game.