Matt Stucki’s 26 points lead Idaho State over Idaho 71-69
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP)—Matt Stucki scored a career-high 26 points as Idaho State edged Idaho 71-69 in overtime on Saturday in a nonconference game.
Demetrius Monroe added 12 points for the Bengals (2-5) and Austin Kilpatrick scored 11.
Michael Crowell led Idaho (1-5) with 20 points. Trevor Morris had 14 points, while Darin Nagle and Clyde Johnson added 13 apiece for Idaho, which fell to 0-5 in its last five overtime contests.
Idaho trailed for all but half a minute of regulation, but a Crowell 3-pointer with 13.6 seconds left in the second half put the Vandals up 60-58.
Idaho’s Jordan Brooks fouled ISU’s Amorrow Morgan on the Bengals’ ensuing possession with 3.5 seconds left. The sophomore hit both his free throws to send the game to OT.
The Bengals took a 69-67 lead with 59 seconds left on a Stucki 3-pointer, but Morris tied the game at 69 with 36 seconds remaining.
Monroe put the game away with a layup with 4.4 seconds on the clock.
Idaho State jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Idaho pulled within a point, 11-10, on a Crowell free throw with 8:13 left in the first half.
The Bengals then rattled off a 6-0 run and built a nine-point lead heading into halftime. Idaho took its first lead of the game with 12:45 left in the second half.
Idaho State turned the ball over 12 times through the first 20 minutes of the game, but that was overshadowed by Idaho’s 20.7 percent shooting performance (6-for-29) from the field in the first half.