POCATELLO, Idaho -- Idaho State held Montana State to a scant dozen points in the first half en route to a 64-43 Big Sky Conference victory on Saturday night.
The 12 points was the fewest the Bengals (6-13, 3-2) have allowed in one half in the shot-clock era.The Bengals were led by Matt Stucki with 17 points and, Chron Tatum and Amorrow Morgan with 12 each. Morgan also had six assists. Donnie Carson pulled down eight rebounds and had nine points for Idaho State.Montana State (10-7, 3-3) was led by Divaldo Mbunga with 14 points. No other Bobcats player scored in double figures. Montana State's Bobby Howard had eight rebounds.The Bengals led 29-12 at the end of the first half, in which Montana State only hit 17.4 percent of its field goal attempts. In the second half, Montana cut Idaho State's lead to 11 points with 12 minutes remaining, but never came closer. Idaho State's largest second-half lead was 23 points with 7:07 remaining.