Scores

Final

Montana State 73

(7-7, 2-1 Big Sky)

Idaho State 69

(3-11, 1-2 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 5, 2012

    Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho

    1 2 T
    MTST 37 3673
    IDST 29 4069

    Top Performers

    Montana St: S. Reid 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Idaho State: M. Morgan 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Montana St. 73, Idaho St. 69

    Associated Press

    POCATELLO, Idaho -- Shawn Reid scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half, and Montana State held off an Idaho State comeback for a 73-69 win on Thursday night.

    Reid was 6 of 7 from the field before halftime, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, for the Bobcats (7-7, 2-1 Big Sky), who built a 30-13 lead in the first 14 minutes. Christian Moon added 18 points for the game, and Rod Singleton scored 14. MSU shot 53 percent (24 for 45) from the field.

    Kenny McGowen scored 18 points and Melvin Morgan had 17 for the Bengals (3-11, 1-2), who cut MSU's lead to 37-29 at halftime and pulled within four points early in the second half.

    Later, the Bobcats went on a 10-0 run to go back up by 15. The Bengals clawed back to within three with 18 seconds left, but couldn't complete the comeback.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    IDST
    Points 73 69
    FG Made-Attempted 24-45 (.533) 21-52 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 19-29 (.655)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 0

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 5, 2012 MTST 73, @IDST 69Recap
    Feb 2, 2012 IDST 87, @MTST 86Recap