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Billings, Mont. - The University of Montana Western Mens' basketball team took a weekend split to make their overall record 5-2. 

Maaz-Web-ReleaseMontana Western played the opening game of its weekend by shooting almost 53 percent on Friday night, and that included 63.6 percent in the second half. The University of Montana Western's Jake Owsley recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs were able to hold Montana State Billings to 30.3 percent from the field and 25.6 percent from behind the arc.

On Satuday afternoon the UMW men took to the court and played Colorado School of Mines. The Bulldogs shot only 38.2 percent from the field throughout the game.  In the second half Montana Western shot 50 percent from the field and went 5-8 from behind the arc for a 62.5 percent shooting mark.

The Bulldogs weekend split brings their record to 5-2 as they prepare for the Wendy's Classic in two weeks.

Key Players: UMW vs. MSU-Billings

  • UMW's Maazin Butler - 17 points and 7 rebounds
  • UMW's Jake Owsley - 17 points and 10 rebounds
  • UMW's Jordan Overstreet - 22 points and 7 rebounds
  • MSUB's Kalob Hatcher - 17 points
  • MSUB's Devon Wallace - 11 points
  • MSUB's Jonathan Mesghan - 9 points and 9 rebounds

Key Players: UMW vs. Col. School of Mines

  • UMW's Kurtis Parsons - 13 points
  • UMW's Maazin Butler - 17 points
  • CSM's Gokul Natesan - 18 points
  • CSM's Trevor Ritchie - 13 points

What’s Coming Up

Nov. 22 Nampa, Idaho Wendy’s Classic Tournament – UMW vs. Northwest Nazarene

Nov. 23 Nampa, Idaho Wendy’s Classic Tournament – UMW vs. College of Idaho