It’s halftime at The Pit, and 4th seed Wisconsin leads 13th seed Montana by 10 points, 39 – 29. Wisconsin was in control the entire half, never relinquishing their lead.
It was been a clean half, with only 8 combined turnovers between the two teams.
Wisconsin only allows opponents 52 ppints per game, so Montana is on pace to break that – but not by much. Wisconsin’s defense was strong, and was only really cracked by Montana’s Art Steward and Derek Selvig, who combined to go 8 – 11 from the field.
As far a star watch goes, Montana guard Will Cherry, the 5th leading steals man in nation, had 3 in the first half. He was disappointing on the scoring end, however, going only 1 – 7 for 2 points. On the other side, senior leader Jordan Taylor shot 50% for 10 points and also dished out 4 assists.
Overall, Montana shot 43.3% from the field to Wisconsin’s 51.9%.
Will Montana be deep enough to make a 2nd half run? Will the mile-high altitude have an effect? It is The Pit, remember: