Montanast 23 41 64
Idahost 27 42 69
Date of game: 1/25/2014

Recap: Idaho State vs. Montana State

Pocatello, ID (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Hansen scored 28 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Idaho State Bengals captured a 69-64 win over the Montana State Bobcats in Big Sky Conference play at Reed Gym.

Also having a strong offensive outing for the Bengals (7-10, 4-4 Big Sky) was Andre Hatchett with 20 points, while Tomas Sanchez pitched in with 12 before fouling out. With the victory Idaho State snapped a two-game slide.

The Bobcats (9-10, 4-4), losers of three in a row and four of five, were paced by Marcus Colbert who tallied 23 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out five assists, followed by Calen Coleman with 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting behind the 3-point line. Flavien Davis came up a rebound shy of a double- double with his 10-point effort.

Both teams had a lot of trouble finding the basket in the first half as the Bengals converted 29.6 percent from the field and the visitors a mere 27.6 percent. However, thanks to a 9-2 edge at the free-throw line, it was ISU with the 27-23 advantage at the break.

In the second half both teams picked up the pace from the floor, but it was a 17-8 edge at the charity stripe that kept the Bengals in control and en route to the home win.

In addition to holding a huge advantage at the stripe, the Bengals also won the battle of the boards, 42-35.

Game Notes

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If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Cowboys' Murray active against Colts

Dallas Cowboys running back and the NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray is active for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts, although his playing time may be limited due to a broken hand.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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