Idaho 65, Montana St. 50

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP)—Idaho built a 25-point second-half lead and held on for a 65-50 victory over reeling Montana State on Saturday night in a BracketBusters game.

Kyle Barone had 15 points, Brandon Wiley 13 and Jeff Ledbetter 11 for Idaho (15-11), which has a three-game non-conference road winning streak for the first time since 1990.

After Montana State (11-16) scored the first basket of the second half, the Vandals went on a 21-4 run to take a 41-16 lead. The Bobcats, who lost their ninth straight game, pulled within 44-31 with 12:09 to play. But Ledbetter answered with three free throws and Montana State got no closer until the final minute.

Bobby Howard had 19 points for the Bobcats, who shot less than 50 percent (35.8) for the 13th consecutive game and less than 40 percent for the eighth time in nine outings.

The Vandals shot 54.2 percent in the first half and outrebounded the Bobcats 36-28 for the game.

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 Top Performers
Brandon Wiley Brandon Wiley
5-6,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Montana St.
Bobby Howard Bobby Howard
9-16,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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