Golden Bears bounce back for decisive win over Montana State


6’7″ Brody Clarke had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 26 minutes while 6’5″ Lyndon Annetts led a 14 for 30 Golden Bears effort from beyond the arc with 18 points as Alberta shook off a Friday night loss to the Bobcats with a 97-72 win.  Montana State finishes 3-1 on their tour of Calgary.

Alberta took control early holding Montana State scoreless for almost 7 minutes and finishing the first quarter on a 14-0 run as Golden Bears hit 4 of their threes during that spell including a pair by Annetts who shot 6 for 9 overall from beyond the arc.  Annetts got more time this weekend as Alberta played without injured 6’5″ wing forward Geoff Pippus, out with a finger injury.

Montana State did make one run, coming from 15 down midway through the second quarter to tie it at 55 with about 5 minutes remaining in the third but a 16-3 Golden Bears run, led by 5 points of the bench from 5’11” Ivan Ikomey (8 points off the bench in 24 minutes but all scored during the two big runs) put the game away.

Later back-to-back threes by 6’1″ Austin Waddoups (14 points/ 4-6 3’s) and 6’2″ Andre Kelly (8 points) from straight on off a feed from Clarke iced the game for good with about 5 minutes remaining in the game.  6’6″ Mamadou Gueye had a steady 14-point, 9-rebound, 5 assist effort in 26 minutes.

Alberta also took care of the ball with just 12 turnovers and, unlike Friday night when the Golden Bears shot just 12 for 25 from the free throw line and were terrible from beyond the arc, Alberta made 17 of 23 free throws and were 47% from downtown.

Box Score/Summary

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