Multimedia: Griz Beat Weber, Win the Big Sky Conference

By PATRICK RECORD

The Montana Grizzlies showed up on Tuesday night, ready to brawl and ready to win.

After a close first half, they pulled away and dominated the Weber State Wildcats in the second.

Will Cherry and Art Steward were at their best, with Kareem Jamar and Mathias Ward posting some stellar supporting numbers.

At the end of the night, the Griz finished with a decisive 66-51 victory and the title of Big Sky Conference Champions.

That meant a little net-cutting was in order, of course, and that Montana will host the post-season Big Sky Conference tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6-7.

 

 

Kareem Jamar gets ready to take the court.
Kareem Jamar gets re...
Bring 'em out!
Bring 'em out!
Pre-game strategy.
Pre-game strategy.
The tip-off.
The tip-off.
Mathias Ward with a jumper.
Mathias Ward with a ...
Derek Selvig shoots over a Wildcat.
Derek Selvig shoots ...
It was a tussle early on.
It was a tussle earl...
Feelin' good on the sidelines.
Feelin' good on...
Michael Weisner pulls up.
Michael Weisner pull...
Denied.
Denied.
Weisner with the dunk.
Weisner with the dunk.
Weisner stuffs a Wildcat.
Weisner stuffs a Wil...
One of Art Steward's 12 rebounds.
One of Art Steward&#...
Good to be a Griz.
Good to be a Griz.
Two of Will Cherry's 23 points.
Two of Will Cherry&#...
Pumped!
Pumped!
Kareem Jamar had 17 points and 7 boards.
Kareem Jamar had 17 ...
Derek Selvig takes a break.
Derek Selvig takes a...
Up with Montana Boys!
Up with Montana Boys!
Will Cherry, Montana dynamo.
Will Cherry, Montana...
Jamar squares up for a free throw.
Jamar squares up for...
Driving...
Driving...
Coach Tinkle wants a foul.
Coach Tinkle wants a...
Wingspan.
Wingspan.
Mathias Ward shoots with a hand in his face.
Mathias Ward shoots ...
Getting ready to celebrate.
Getting ready to cel...
Will Cherry battles for the ball.
Will Cherry battles ...
Squish.
Squish.
Cherry.
Cherry.
A fight under the net.
A fight under the net.
Selvig drives.
Selvig drives.
Getting physical.
Getting physical.
Heeeeeeeyyyyyy, kitty!
Heeeeeeeyyyyyy, kitty!
Cherry makes a break for it.
Cherry makes a break...
Up, up...
Up, up...
...and away.
...and away.
Forward Michael Weisner.
Forward Michael Weis...
Kareem Jamar.
Kareem Jamar.
Threading the needle.
Threading the needle.
Air.
Air.
Cherry gets altitude.
Cherry gets altitude.
The last seconds of the game.
The last seconds of ...
Moves by Cherry.
Moves by Cherry.
The closing argument.
The closing argument.
Victory for the Griz!
Victory for the Griz!