PORTLAND, Oregon — Martin Breunig had 26 of his career-high 32 points in the second half to power Montana's 82-80 comeback win over Portland State on Saturday night.
Breunig made 13 of 14 from the field, 6 of 7 from the foul line and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Grizzlies (14-8, 9-2 Big Sky) took sole possession of first place in the conference standings with Weber State (8-2) losing to North Dakota 78-71 earlier Saturday.
Portland State (8-13, 4-6) tied it at 68 on De'Sean Parsons' 3-point play, but Breunig answered with two consecutive 3-point plays and Montana never trailed from there. Walter Wright clinched it, splitting a pair of free throws for a four-point lead with 7.3 seconds to play.
Montana rallied from an 11-point deficit early in the second half, taking its first lead since the opening minutes at 64-63 on Wright's 3-pointer with 6:21 left. Wright finished with 17 points.
Donivine Stewart led the Vikings with 17 points.