Sacramento State turns away Idaho State 72-55

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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP)—Led by Sultan Toles-Bey’s 20 points and Duro Bjegovic’s double-double, Sacramento State beat Idaho State 72-55 on Saturday night.

Bjegovic scored 17 points and hauled in 12 rebounds for the Hornets (8-15, 2-8 Big Sky). Jonathan Malloy scored 16 points, and Toles-Bey added three rebounds and two assists.

Idaho State (6-15, 3-6) was led by Broderick Gilchrest’s 14 points and Chron Tatum’s 12 points and nine rebounds. Donnie Carson scored 10 points.

The Hornets hit seven of their first 13 3-point attempts to take a 36-23 halftime lead, shooting 56 percent.

The hot shooting continued early in the second half. Sacramento State started with an 11-5 run to earn its largest lead at 47-28 with 13:44 remaining.

The Hornets matched that lead four minutes later, and the Bengals never came closer than 10 points after that, trailing 63-53 with 1:58 to go.

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 Sacramento St.
Duro Bjegovic Duro Bjegovic
6-9,  17 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Idaho St.
Chron Tatum Chron Tatum
6-7,  12 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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