BOISE, Idaho — Sayeed Pridgett scored 18 points and Montana overcame a 12-point deficit to beat Eastern Washington 68-62 on Saturday night for its second straight Big Sky Tournament title and NCAA bid.
Donaven Dorsey and Michael Oguine each added 12 points for Montana (26-8). The Grizzlies also beat the Eagles (16-18) last year in the final.
Jesse Hunt led Eastern Washington with 17 points, and Kim Aiken Jr. had 14.
Playing with a smaller lineup of five guards, Montana took its first lead midway through the second half.
The Eagles lose out on their chance to be in the NCAA Tournament.
Eastern Washington: Coach Shantay Legans will have to deal with the loss of Hunt, the senior who lead the team in scoring and was the Big Sky's top rebounder.