Will Cherry and Kareem Jamar combined for 38 points tonight as Montana squeaked out the Big Sky Tournament title over Weber State for a second consecutive year 67-64. Montana is now headed to the NCAA tournament for the 10th time in school history, and the third time in the past four years.
The game was tied 34-34 at the half. Cherry scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half to lead the way for Montana. Cherry's biggest bucket of the night came with 46 seconds left when he nailed a three to put the Grizzlies up 62-57.
Even then the Wildcats from Ogden weren't done yet; Gelaun Wheelwright hit a 3 to get the Wildcats to 64-62 with 11 seconds to go. Cherry went to the free throw line just one second later and made both free throws.
After another Weber basket it was Mike Weisner who made one of two from the charity stripe with two seconds on the clock. That sealed the win.