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Montana St. 74, Idaho St. 53

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Divaldo Mbunga scored 21 points and Carlos Taylor added 19 to help Montana State to a 74-53 victory over Idaho State on Saturday night.

Taylor went 8-for-10 from the field, including 3-for-3 from three-point range, and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. His performance marked the first double-double of his career.

Montana State (10-8, 2-3 Big Sky) went on an 11-2 run early in the second half to take an 18-point lead with just over fourteen minutes remaining. The Bengals never came closer than seven points in the second half.

Donnie Carson led Idaho State (6-12, 3-2) with 15 points and six rebounds. Amorrow Morgan added eight points.

Montana State's win marked the largest margin of victory in the MSU-ISU series since a 78-47 Bobcat victory on January 18, 2002.