POCATELLO, Idaho -- Broderick Gilchrest scored 18 points and Idaho State held off Montana State 50-45 Monday night.
Phyllip Taylor added 13 points to help the Bengals (6-13, 2-5 Big Sky) end a five-game losing streak.
Erik Rush scored 18 points to lead the Bobcats (11-9, 5-3), who never led and fell to 1-9 in road games.
Down by as many as 13 in the second half, Montana State put together a 16-5 run to pull within two with 3:21 remaining, but failed to score again.
Idaho State scored the game's first 10 points and took a 25-19 lead into halftime.
Both teams shot less than 35 percent. The Bobcats committed as season-high 20 turnovers.