Scores

Final

Portland St 69

(17-8, 8-4 Big Sky)

Idaho State 78

(8-17, 5-6 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, February 12, 2009

    Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho

    1 2 T
    PRST 33 3669
    IDST 23 5578

    Top Performers

    Portland St: A. Murray 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Idaho State: M. Stucki 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Idaho St. 78, Portland St. 69

    Associated Press

    POCATELLO, Idaho -- Guard Matt Stucki scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half Thursday night as Idaho State overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and hung on for a 78-69 victory over Portland State.

    Stucki also had seven rebounds and four assists for Idaho State (8-17, 5-6 Big Sky).

    Also scoring in double figures for the Bengals were guards Donnie Carson and Amorrow Morgan and forward Chron Tatum, each with 13, and center Lucas Steijn with 10.

    Portland State (17-8, 8-4) was led by guards Andre Murray with 24 points and Jeremiah Dominguez with 17.

    Idaho State went on a 25-7 run to start the second half, taking a 52-40 lead with 11:24 remaining. At that point, Portland State coach Ken Bone was ejected with two technical fouls.

    Portland State went on a run of its own, cutting Idaho State's lead to one point, at 60-59, with 3:30 remaining before being outscored 18-10 the rest of the way.

    Led by the eight rebounds of forward Julius Thomas, Portland State outrebounded Idaho State 35-33. Idaho State's Tatum grabbed 10 rebounds.

    Portland State had 10 turnovers to Idaho State's seven. Portland State only converted 58 percent of its free throws, hitting 11 of 19 attempts, while ISU hit 24 of 28, or 86 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PRST
    IDST
    Points 69 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 26-56 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-30 (.333) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 24-28 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 12

    2008-09 Season

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