Analysis

Griz defense reaches top level, clamps down Weber State

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The run began innocently enough, with a Timmy Falls steal at 12:55 of the first half stopping a stretch of baskets on five consecutive possessions by Weber State.

It was Montana’s first defensive stop in three and a half minutes.

By the time that Montana’s run was over, the Griz would string together 13 more successful defensive possessions in a row, hold the Wildcats scoreless for nearly nine minutes and score 20 consecutive points to break out to a huge lead that — although it got close at times in the second half — they never relinquished in their crucial 75-68 win Saturday night.

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About Andrew Houghton

Andrew Houghton grew up in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Montana journalism school in December 2015 and spent time working on the sports desk at the Daily Tribune News in Cartersville, Georgia, before moving back to Missoula and becoming a part of Skyline Sports in early 2018.

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