“ Chris [Boucher] just absolutely saved us.” Head coach Dana Altman speaking of Boucher's stellar performance. “His activity on the boards was the difference in the game.”
Boucher was one rebound away from being the first Ducks player since Greg Ballard (1977) to have 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game.
“His activity increases so much when he’s around the basket getting rebounds.” Altman said. “I couldn’t take him off the floor.”
Dylan Ennis also had a big night scoring 22 points with three assists, a rebound and two blocks.
Payton Pritchard tallied 12 points while adding four assists, one rebound and two steals.
The Ducks shot 30-of-58 from the field, 6-of-19 from 3-pointer and 15-of-25 from the free throw.
Montana was led by Ahmaad Rorie who scored 19 points in 34 minutes of play. Rorie also contributed by getting five boards, three assists and one steal.
“He had a nice game.” Altman said of the Grizzlies’ star player Rorie. “He’s always been able to pull up and get a little shot.”
Michael Oguine and Walter Wright each had 12 points for the Grizzlies. Oguine finished with three rebounds, one block and one steal while Wright finished with one rebound, two assists and three steals.
The Grizzlies were 27-of-69 from the field, 5-of-17 from 3-point range and 8-of-11 from the free throw line.
Up Next: No. 22 Oregon Ducks (9-2) host the UNLV Rebels (5-4) in Portland, Ore. at the Moda Center with tipoff scheduled for 8 p.m.
Official Box Score from GoDucks.com