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NCAA Game Summary - Portland State at Idaho State



(Thursday, January 2nd)

Final Score: Idaho State 87, Portland State 76

Pocatello, ID (SportsNetwork.com) - Three Idaho State players scored at least 20 points, as the Bengals bested the Portland State Vikings, 87-76, in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams at Holt Arena.

Chris Hansen led the way with 27 points for Idaho State (4-6, 1-0 Big Sky), shooting 5-of-9 from 3-point range in the process. Andre Hatchett and Tomas Sanchez registered 24 and 20 points, respectively, with the duo combining to shoot 19-of-25 from the free-throw line. Evann Hall added nine points and eight rebounds for the hosts.

For Portland State (5-5, 0-1), Andre Wilson and DaShaun Wiggins scored 13 points apiece, Marcus Hall and Tim Douglas each poured in 12 and Zach Gengler netted 11.

Even though Idaho State outshot Portland State from the field in the first half, 50 percent to 35.3 percent, it only lead by three at the break, 39-36. The Vikings kept the game close by shooting 6-of-14 from 3-point range and collecting eight offensive rebounds in the opening 20 minutes.

The Vikings grabbed a five-point lead early in the second half by stringing together an 8-0 run, but the Bengals quickly responded with an 11-2 run of their own to go back up by four. Idaho State never trailed from that point forward.

Idaho State hung on to win despite losing the turnover battle, 21-11.

01/03 00:05:59 ET

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Scoreboard
MLB
9th
KAN 7
SFG 2
 
Final
ORL 89
HOU 90
Final
BOS 100
BRK 86
Final
NYK 103
WAS 100
Final
MEM 96
CLE 92
Final
MIL 91
MIN 110
Final
SAN 107
ATL 117
 
3rd
LAL 50
POR 37
 
2nd
LAC 38
PHO 44
 
7:00pm Tonight
OTT 0
TOR 0
Final
PIT 3
PHI 5
2nd Intermission
EDM 3
WAS 2
 
Final
ANA 1
BUF 0