Tyler Hall called record-breaking moment a team effort

Posted at 10:12 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 13:46:09-05

BOZEMAN — Montana State’s Tyler Hall broke the Big Sky Conference’s men’s basketball career scoring record on Saturday in the Bobcats’ loss to Eastern Washington.

The senior broke a 10-month-old record with a step-back 3-pointer about two and a half minutes into the game. His 26-point performance wasn’t quite enough to get the win, but the accomplishment was a victory in itself.

“I had a lot of teammates throughout my career pushing me to be better, and, you know, a lot of the times I just do the easy work, I just shoot the shot,” Hall said of the honor. “But, you know, my teammates are getting me open, so it’s an award for everyone, really.”

“He’s just fun to be around and it’s neat to have that in our program,” head coach Brian Fish said. “And to do it, ironically, in front of the crowd that had the previous leading scorer kind of added something to it, and they gave him a nice ovation during the first timeout, which is very classy on Eastern Washington’s part.”