Southern Utah beats Idaho St. 94-80 in Big Sky tourney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Andre Adams matched his career high with 23 points as Southern Utah topped Idaho State 94-80 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Wednesday.
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...
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.
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.
Chivichyan leads Idaho State over Idaho 72-55
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Gary Chivichyan was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 24 points to help Idaho State open the Big Sky Conference schedule with a 72-55 win over Idaho on Saturday night.
The Bengals (5-5) took the lead for good with a 16-0 run capped at 33-21 by Chivichyan's layup with 3:01 left in the first half. Chivichyan, who finished one point short of his career high, scored six during that run.
MacDougall’s career night helps Utah Valley beat Idaho St.
OREM, Utah (AP) — Senior Connor MacDougall had his first career double-double and Jake Toolson scored 18 points to help Utah Valley beat Idaho State 88-77 on Wednesday night.
MacDougall, a graduate transfer from New Mexico who began his collegiate career at Arizona State, was 12-of-12 shooting and had career highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds. Benjamin Nakwaasah had 11 points and a career-best seven assists for Utah Valley (9-4).
Idaho State rallies to beat Santa Clara 68-66
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kelvin Jones scored 14 of his 20 points in the final 10 minutes and Idaho State overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat Santa Clara 68-66 on Friday night.
Jones finished Jared Stutzman's drive-and-dish with 17.8 seconds left to give the Bengals (4-3) their first lead in over 15 minutes at 67-66. Tahj Eaddy missed a floater for the Broncos (3-6) with four seconds left. Jones was fouled after grabbing the rebound and made 1 of 2 free throws to cap the scoring.
Idaho State hits 19 3-pointers, routs Bethesda 115-60
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Gary Chivichyan scored 18 points and Idaho State made a program-record 19 3-pointers in a 115-60 rout of NCCAA-member Bethesda on Monday night.
Chivichyan made 6 of 9 from long range. Balint Mocsan scored 17 points and Jared Stutzman added 16 for the Bengals (2-2), who took a school-record 45 3-point shots. The 115 points also tied for fifth all-time at Idaho State.
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.
ISU MBB: Another season ends in disappointment for Idaho State, but hope remains strong
RENO, Nev. – “Next year is our year.”
That’s been the sentiment for Idaho State following the last three seasons, a mantra the program has no choice but to embrace after disappointing performances dashed high expectations.
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).
Idaho State beats Montana State 101-78
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jared Stutzman had a career-high 33 points and Geno Luzcando had a season-high 22 as Idaho State routed Montana State 101-78 on Thursday night.
The win marked the first time the Bengals (14-14, 9-8 Big Sky) had scored more than 100 points since November 16, 2015.
It was close at the break as the Bobcats (13-17, 6-11) closed the first half on an 8-1 run to shrink a ten point Idaho State lead to just three.
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 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.
Cal St. Bakersfield controls Utah Valley in 81-71 win
OREM, Utah (AP) — Matt Smith scored 18 points, Damiyne Durham scored 16, and Jaylin Airington added 14 points and Cal State Bakersfield beat Utah Valley 80-71 on Thursday night.
Cal State Bakersfield (18-7, 9-1 Western Athletic) took the lead for good 12 seconds into the game on Smith's layup and led 11-3 with 14:13 to play before halftime. Jared Stutzman's 3 brought the Wolverines to within 19-16 almost five minutes later before Cal State Bakersfield went on a 19-10 run to close the half.
Utah Valley wins first WAC road game, drubs Chicago St 87-54
CHICAGO (AP) — Connor Toolson scored 14 points and led a balanced Utah Valley attack to an 87-54 blowout win against Chicago State on Saturday.
Four players finished in double figures for the Wolverines (11-13, 3-6 WAC), and 10 of 11 players had at least one bucket.
Jordan Poydras finished with 12 points while Isaac Neilson and Jared Stutzman each chipped in 10 for Utah Valley, which won its first WAC road game of the season.
Randolph leads Utah Valley to 1st WAC win, tops UMKC 86-76
OREM, Utah (AP) — Brandon Randolph scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Utah Valley broke into the win column in Western Athletic Conference play with an 86-76 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
The Wolverines bounced back from a loss to Chicago State Thursday night with a strong finish against UMKC, extending a four-point halftime lead into a double-digit advantage in the closing minutes.
Utah Valley romps past the NAIA’s Antelope Valley 102-63
OREM, Utah (AP) — Conner Toolson scored 23 points and freshman Telly Davenport broke into double figures for the first time with 21 as Utah Valley defeated NAIA Antelope Valley 102-63 Monday night.
The Wolverines (8-7) shot 57 percent from the field, made 13 3-pointers, saw 12 players score and four reach double figures to break 100 points for the second time this season.
Neilson posts 5th double-double of season in Utah Valley win
OREM, Utah (AP) — Isaac Neilson scored 15 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Utah Valley over Montana Tech 72-47 on Friday.
The double-double was Neilson's fifth of the season. Randolph Brandon and Jared Stutzman added 10 points each for the Wolverines (6-6), who made 19 of 24 free throws to Montana Tech's 3-of-5. Jordan Poydras had nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.
Lukas Vining scored 12 points to lead the Orediggers of the NAIA, who played the game as an exhibition.