BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Angelo Allegri had 19 points, Steele Venters hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute and Eastern Washington held off Montana State 70-67 on Saturday night.

Allegri added nine rebounds for the Eagles (8-7, 2-0 Big Sky Conference). Venters scored 17 points and gave the Eagles the lead for good, 68-65, on a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to play.

Darius Brown II led the Bobcats (8-7) with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Raequan Battle added 13 points, while Caleb Fuller scored 10.

Eastern Washington opened Big Sky play with a road sweep of the Montana schools. The Eagles beat the Grizzlies 87-80 in the opener.


Both teams next play Thursday. Eastern Washington hosts Portland State while Montana State visits Northern Colorado.


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