Utah State 73

(4-1, 2-1 away)

Idaho State 62

(1-6, 1-3 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 13, 2003

    Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho

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    USU 73 73
    IDST 62 62

    Utah State 73, Idaho State 62

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Cardell Butler scored 19 of his a career-high 27 points to lead Utah State to a 73-62 win over Idaho State on Saturday night.

    Mike Ahmed had 14 and Mark Brown added 10 for Utah State (4-1).

    Marquis Poole led Idaho State (3-5) with 16 points. Scott Henry added 12 points for ISU.

    The Aggies built a sizable lead then had to hold off a late rally by the Bengals, who were outrebounded 40-26.

    Butler's 3-pointer keyed a 12-point run as Utah State grabbed a 50-34 lead with 15:05 left in the game. However ISU's Jeff Gardner hit three straight 3-pointer in a minute and ISU got back to within 52-47 with 11:53 left.

    Butler then hit a 3 and scored on a fast break dunk to push USU's lead back up to 59-50. Scott Henry's layup would make it 64-60 with 1:35 left but that's as close as ISU would get. Butler hit two free throws and scored on another dunk to seal the game in the final minute of play.

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