Southern Utah faces Idaho State in Big Sky tourney
No. 10 seed Idaho State (11-18, 7-13) vs. No. 7 seed Southern Utah (14-15, 9-11)
Big Sky Conference Tourney First Round, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
Idaho State seeks revenge on EWU
Eastern Washington (12-17, 10-8) vs. Idaho State (10-17, 6-12)
Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho; Thursday, 9:05 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Washington goes for the season sweep over...
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Balint Mocsan had 20 points as Idaho State narrowly defeated Weber State 78-74 on Monday night.
Kelvin Jones had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Idaho State (10-17,...
Idaho State looks to end streak vs Weber State
Weber State (16-12, 10-7) vs. Idaho State (9-17, 5-12)
Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho; Monday, 9:05 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Weber State looks to extend Idaho State's conference losing...
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Jordan Davis had 20 points as Northern Colorado got past Idaho State 71-62 on Saturday night.
Bodie Hume had 15 points for Northern Colorado (20-9, 14-4 Big Sky...
Idaho State looks to end streak vs N. Colorado
Idaho State (9-16, 5-11) vs. Northern Colorado (19-9, 13-4)
Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Colorado looks to extend Idaho State's...
Strickland lifts Portland St. over Idaho St. 99-93
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Deante Strickland had a career-high 20 points as Portland State got past Idaho State 99-93 on Thursday night.
Strickland shot 5 for 6 on 3-pointers. He added six...
Frey carries Montana St. over Idaho St. 84-76
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Harald Frey had 21 points and Keljin Blevins added 20 to help Montana State got past Idaho State 84-76 on Thursday night.
Ladan Ricketts scored 18 for Montana State (12-12, 9-5 Big Sky Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Tyler Hall added 17 points.
Brandon Boyd had 22 points for the Bengals (9-14, 5-9). Kelvin Jones added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Chivichyan had 14 points.
Adams leads S. Utah past Idaho St. 78-72
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Andre Adams had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Utah to a 78-72 win over Idaho State on Saturday.
Cameron Oluyitan had 14 points and seven rebounds for Southern Utah (12-10, 7-6 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Dre Marin added 13 points. Jacob Calloway had 13 points for the home team.
Kelvin Jones had 16 points for the Bengals (9-13, 5-8). Brandon Boyd added 16 points. Balint Mocsan had 13 points.
Maker’s tap-in lifts Idaho State past N. Arizona 81-79
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Chier Maker crashed the boards for a two-handed tap-in with .9 seconds left and lifted Idaho State to an 81-79 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday night as the Bengals survived the loss of a 19-point second-half lead.
Chivichyan with 16, Idaho St. edges Portland St. 69-67
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Gary Chivichyan scored 16 points with four 3-pointers and Idaho State held on late to edge Portland State 69-67 on Saturday night.
Brandon Boyd and Balint Mocsan added 14 points apiece for the Bengals (8-12, 4-7 Big Sky Conference), who snapped a five-game skid. Alonzo Walker had 10 points and six rebounds and Kelvin Jones led the team with 10 rebounds in addition to his seven points.
Sacramento State has easy time with Idaho State in 74-58 win
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Marcus Graves scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and added six assists to lead Sacramento State to a 74-58 victory over Idaho State on Thursday night.
Sacramento State (9-9, 3-6 Big Sky Conference) rebounded from a 94-92 overtime loss to Eastern Washington in its last outing and a 72-70 defeat to Idaho State (7-12, 3-7) on Jan. 12.
Frey ties career high and Montana St beats Idaho St 100-84
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey scored 31 points and Montana State hit the century mark for the first time this season beating Idaho State 104-84 on Saturday ending a three-game skid.
Frey shot 12 of 20 from the field and made six 3-pointers and tied a career high. Tyler Hall finished with 26 points.
Akoh, Rorie lead Montana past Idaho State
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jamar Akoh had 22 points and 17 rebounds, Montana made a pair of second-half runs stand up, and the Grizzlies defeated Idaho State 80-69 on Thursday night.
Ahmaad Rorie had 19 points and nine assists for Montana (13-6, 6-2 Big Sky) and Kendal Manuel added 16 points. The Grizzlies used only eight players and had six bench points, all from Donaven Dorsey.
Harding, Chapman pace Weber State past Idaho State 76-59.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 28 points, Brekkott Chapman added 19 points and 14 rebounds and Weber State broke away from Idaho State 76-59 Thursday night.
Harding made 10 of 16 shots and was 4 of 8 from 3-point distance, Chapman was 8 of 14 from the floor as the Wildcats shot 55 percent to Idaho State's 33 percent.
Weber State (11-6) remained tied with Northern Colorado atop the Big Sky Conference standings at 5-1. The teams meet Saturday in Ogden.
Brandon Boyd’s layup lifts Idaho State over Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored the winning layup with two seconds to go to lift Idaho State over Sacramento State 72-70 on Saturday night.
Boyd drove past Chibueze Jacobs and finished from the right side of the lane . Sacramento State's Jordan Tolbert missed a half-court heave at the buzzer.
Boyd’s 20 points lead Idaho State past Southern Utah, 88-68
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored 20 points and Idaho State rode a 16-point first-half lead to beat Southern Utah, 88-68 in a Big Sky Conference battle on Thursday night.
Idaho State rebounded from a loss at Eastern Washington on Monday where the Bengals scored a season-low 55 points and committed a season-high 17 turnovers.
Against the Thunderbirds, Idaho State shot 45.6 percent from the field (26 of 57) and knocked down 15 of 33 3-point attempts.
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UC Santa Barbara pulls away from Idaho State in 84-65 win
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Ar'Mond Davis scored 19 points, Devearl Ramsey added 18 and UC Santa Barbara beat Idaho State 84-65 on Saturday.
Both teams started off strong as Idaho State shot 12 of 22 — including 5 of 9 from 3-point range — and made 9 of 12 foul shots in the first half for a 38-37 lead. The Gauchos were 15 of 29 including 5 of 10 from 3 before the break.
Boyd leads Idaho St past Montana-Western 74-66
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brandon Boyd hit two 3-pointers and scored 15 and Gary Chivichyan added 10 points to help Idaho State rally for a 74-66 victory over NAIA-member Montana-Western on Thursday night.
Chier Maker finished with nine points and nine rebounds for the Bengals (3-3), while Kelvin Jones scored nine with seven boards.
Pepperdine wins shootout with Idaho State 97-82
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Eric Cooper Jr. scored 23 points, Kessler Edwards added a career-high 18 points and Pepperdine defeated Idaho State 97-82 on Monday night.
Sanni leads Pacific comeback for 83-76 win over Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Ajare Sanni nailed a 3-pointer to give Pacific its first lead of the game midway in the second half and the Tigers held on to beat Idaho State 83-76 on Thursday night.
Idaho State comes from 18 down to beat Boise State, 72-70
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chidi Udengwu hit two free throws as time expired as Idaho State battled back from 18 points down in the second half to spoil Boise State's season opener, 72-70 on Saturday night.
Udengwu, a 6-foot-7 transfer from San Bernardino Valley Community College, scored five points in the final seven minutes of the game, including the second of two free throws with :54 left to tie the game at 70-70.
Hachimura leads No. 3 Gonzaga over Idaho State
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga rode a strong effort from Rui Hachimura to open the season with a rout.
Hachimura scored 33 points to help the third-ranked Bulldog to a 120-79 win over Idaho State in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night.
Zach Norvell Jr. added 23 points for Gonzaga (1-0), which has the highest preseason ranking in school history. Norvell Jr. also added seven rebounds.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Brandon Better scored 18 points, Dwayne Morgan had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Southern Utah beat Idaho State 76-68 on Tuesday night in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
Jadon Cohee added 15 points and Jamal Aytes had 10 for 10th-seeded Southern Utah (12-18), which faces No. 2 seed Idaho (22-8) in a Thursday quarterfinal.
RENO, Nev. -- Idaho State redshirt sophomore Brandon Boyd and sophomore Jared Stutzman earned Big Sky Conference honors, the league announced Monday.
Stutzman, a first-year Big Sky player, was named to the league's third team. The Utah Valley transfer is ISU's leading scorer with 15.1 ppg, and is the top 3-point shooters in Division I at 53.7 percent (65 of 121).
Bliznyuk, Eastern Washington hold off Idaho State, 74-69
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk drilled a late 3-pointer to put Eastern Washington in front for good, sending the Eagles to a 74-69 Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho State Saturday night.
Bliznyuk scored 17 points, making him the fifth player in Big Sky history to score more than 2,000 career points.
The Eagles (16-13, 11-5) earn a sweep of their road trip, winning at Weber State Thursday. EWU hosts Southern Utah and Northern Arizona to close out the regular season.
Boyd’s late 3-pointer lifts Idaho State past Idaho 86-83
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brandon Boyd made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left and finished with 32 points to lead Idaho State to an 86-83 victory over Idaho on Thursday night.
Idaho State (13-13, 8-7 Big Sky Conference) has won three of its last four games. Idaho (19-8, 11-4) had its six-game win streak snapped, but remains in third place in the conference standings behind Montana (13-2) and Weber State (12-2), which lost to Eastern Washington.
Edwards leads Portland State to sweep of Idaho State 91-77
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ryan Edwards scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting, a 3-pointer from Holland Woods helped spark a breakaway run and Portland State defeated Idaho State 91-77 on Saturday, completing a sweep of the Bengals.
Trailing by four at halftime, the Vikings (16-11, 6-8 Big Sky Conference) shot 63 percent after the break. With the game tied 55-55, a pair of Derek Brown free throws and a Woods 3-pointer ignited a 20-8 run over the next 5:44 to put the game away.
Idaho State hits 12 3s in 67-60 win over Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gary Chivichyan set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 25 points, Jared Stutzman had four 3s and 20 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 41 seconds left, and Idaho State beat Sacramento State 67-60 on Thursday night.
After 18 lead changes and seven ties, Bryce Fowler's jumper capped an 8-0 run and the Hornets led 65-64 with 1:16 left. Stutzman hit his jumper after an ISU timeout and the Hornets turned it over before Brandon Boyd hit two free throws.
Idaho State earned a much-needed split in its home series last week, picking up an 82-67 win Saturday against North Dakota. The victory snapped the Bengals' 11-game losing streak against the Fighting Hawks, and gave ISU head coach Bill Evans his first career win against UND.
“It was a big win for our program to finally get over the hump against North Dakota,” Bengals redshirt sophomore guard Brandon Boyd said Monday.
Idaho State rolls in 2nd half, beats North Dakota 82-67
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored 27 points and Novak Topalovic added 14 while grabbing 13 rebounds as Idaho State took control in the second half, beating North Dakota 82-67 on Saturday night.
The victory snapped an 11-game losing skid to North Dakota.
Boyd was 11 of 17 from the floor and had five assists for Idaho State (11-12, 6-6), which evened its Big Sky Conference record. Geno Luzcando also had 14 points with eight boards and five steals and Jared Stutzman added 10 points.
Vercellino, tough D late help Northern Colorado to 85-82 win
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — With one second left, Roberto Vercellino stole an inbounds pass, denying Idaho State the chance of a final basket and Northern Colorado held onto an 85-82 win on Thursday night in the Big Sky Conference.
S. Utah rallies to beat Idaho St. 84-80 to halt 3-game skid
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better and Dwayne Morgan combined to score 31 points as Southern Utah rallied late and then held off Idaho State 84-80 to halt a three-game skid in Big Sky Conference play on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing 64-53, Morgan scored seven straight points to spark a 19-4 run, capped by Morgan's two free throws for a 72-68 lead with 5:05 left. The Thunderbirds pushed their advantage to 79-72 as they held Idaho State to just four points over seven minutes.
Idaho State holds off Northern Arizona 63-61
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Gary Chivichyan scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Brandon Boyd added 13 points with four assists, and Idaho State held off a late Northern Arizona surge to win 63-61 on Thursday night.
Jared Stutzman scored 12 points for the Bengals (10-10, 5-4 Big Sky), who were outscored 34-18 in the paint but made nine 3-pointers and held the Lumberjacks to 35.4 percent shooting from the field.
Harding, Braxton lead Weber State past Idaho State 77-70
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 22 points, Zach Braxton got his fourth double-double of the season and Weber State held off Idaho State for a 77-70 win Saturday night.
Braxton finished with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting and hauled in 12 rebounds. Ryan Richardson added 15 points, all from long range to help Weber State (13-7, 6-2 Big Sky Conference) pick up its third-straight win.
Topalovic scores 27, Idaho St. beats Sacramento St. 71-65
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Novak Topalovic had career highs of 25 points and 17 rebounds, and Jared Stutzman made five free throws in the final 18 seconds to help Idaho State beat Sacramento State 71-65 on Saturday night.
Izayah Mauriohoohoo-Le'Afa made a 3-pointer to pull Sacramento State to 62-60 with 2:12 remaining. Topalovic answered with back-to-back dunks and stretched the Bengals' lead to 66-60 before Stutzman closed it at the free-throw line.
Northern Colorado uses 20-0 run to beat Idaho State 94-80
GREELY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight scored seven of his career-high 30 points during a 20-0 first-half run and Northern Colorado beat Idaho State 94-80 on Saturday.
Spight made 12 of 19 from the field and all five of his free-throw attempts. Anthony Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jalen Sanders scored 10 points for Northern Colorado (12-7, 3-3 Big Sky).
Idaho State holds off Northern Arizona 64-60
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Jared Stutzman finished with 18 points and eight rebounds to help Idaho State hold off Northern Arizona 64-60.
Novak Topalovic added 11 points and seven boards and Balint Mocsan scored 10 for the Bengals (8-6, 3-0 Big Sky Conference), who upped their win streak to four and won for the eighth time in nine games. Idaho State is 3-0 in conference play for the first time since the 2006-07 season when they opened 5-0.
Idaho St. pulls away in 2nd half, beats Southern Utah 93-78
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored 24 points and Jared Stutzman drilled 5 of 9 from long range for 23 as Idaho State pulled away from Southern Utah in the second half for a 93-78 win on Thursday night.
Balint Mocsan added 15 points and Geno Luzcando had 13 with eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for Idaho State (7-6, 2-0 Big Sky), which has won three straight and seven of its last eight games. Novak Topalovic added 12 points.
Stutzman, Boyd lead Idaho St. to 62-60 win over Weber St.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jared Stutzman had 17 points and Brandon Boyd scored 15 to help Idaho State beat Weber State 62-60 on Saturday night in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
Stutzman and Boyd combined to make 13 of 20 from the field, including 4 of 20 from 3-point range. Balint Mocsan added 12 points and seven rebounds for Idaho State (6-6).
Boyd helps spark Idaho State past CSU Northridge 67-55
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting, and Idaho State forced 17 turnovers on the way to a 67-55 defeat of Cal State Northridge on Saturday.
CSUN, hoping to end a 10-game losing streak, led 7-0 at the start, was tied at halftime but Boyd canned back-to-back 3-pointers as Idaho State (5-6) broke away on a 12-2 run early in the second half to take control and win for the fifth time in the last six games.
Mocsan scores 17, Idaho State beats Youngstown State 86-62
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Balint Mocsan scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and grabbed seven rebounds to help Idaho State beat Youngstown State 86-62 on Monday night.
Geno Luzcando had 12 points, Jared Stutzman added 11 and Brandon Boyd scored 10 for Idaho State (4-5). The Bengals, who lost their first five games to extend their losing streak to 14 games, have won four in a row.
Idaho St. downs feisty Cal St. Northridge 74-66
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Balint Moscan shot 6 of 9 beyond the 3-point arc en route to a career-high 23 points and Idaho State handed Cal State Northridge its seventh consecutive loss 74-66 on Wednesday night.
The Matadors led for most of the first half and went to intermission with a 35-30 lead. But Moscan made three 3s in less than three minutes and the Bengals were up 48-44.
Toolson has 27 points, Utah Valley beats Idaho St. 84-71
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Jake Toolson had a career-high 27 points and Akolda Manyang added 19 as Utah Valley pulled away late for an 84-71 win over Idaho State on Tuesday night.
Idaho State had closed to 57-54 following Brandon Boyd's layup midway in the second half. Isaac Neilson responded with a layup off a feed from Toolson and Brandon Randolph followed with a 3-point play to spark a 15-2 run and the Wolverines pulled away for the win.
While a student at Florida State University, Brandon Boyd helped organize a project for choral students to meet weekly inside prison walls to study music and sing with inmates at the Gadsden Correctional Facility.
One inmate compared the experience to a medicinal healing mentioned in the Bible.
“It’s almost like a balm in Gilead, a healing for my soul while I’m going through this process,” Damanecia Roberston said in a documentary on the project in 2015.
The Idaho State men's basketball team lost 89-77 to Eastern Washington on Saturday afternoon at Reese Court in Cheney, Washington.
Idaho State (5-23, 3-13 Big Sky Conference) shot 45.8 percent from the field and was led in scoring by Brandon Boyd's 16 points. Geno Luzcando had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Ethan Telfair had 13 points and Novak Topalovic had 10. Balint Mocsan had eight points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Wiley continues dominant run as EWU tops Idaho St
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Jacob Wiley scored 38 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, the seventh 30-point performance in his last 12 games, and Eastern Washington clinched a first-round bye in the Big Sky Conference tournament with an 89-77 win over Idaho State on Saturday.
Sanders scores 30, leads Idaho to 69-61 win over Idaho State
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Victor Sanders scored 30 points and Idaho held off Idaho State's late rally for a 69-61 victory on Thursday night.
Idaho (14-12, 9-6 Big Sky) snapped a two-game skid, has won five of its last seven games, and is in a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference standings. Idaho State (5-22, 3-12) has lost five in a row.
Sanders was 9 of 15 from the floor, made six 3-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds. Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added 10 points for the Vandals.