Game Recap

WATCH – Montana State hoops: Sac squeaks past MSU despite Belo’s monster night


Montana State junior Jubrile Belo was literally unstoppable on Saturday afternoon, converting all 13 of his field goal attempts on the way to a career-high 32 points.

Sac State’s Ethan Esposito bulled his way to 32 points and eight rebounds as the Hornets moved to 5-9 in league play with a 74-73 win over MSU.

Following the game, MSU head coach Danny Sprinkle and Belo addressed the media. Despite the loss, Montana State finished with a winning record for the second consecutive season, the first time that’s happened since 2002.

Sprinkle becomes the first Bobcat coach with winning seasons in his first two campaigns on the MSU bench since Bruce Haroldson (1978-80). The Bobcats and Idaho State each finish league play 8-6 and square off on Thursday in the Big Sky Conference Tournament’s Quarterfinals in Boise.

About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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