POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Bryce Fowler scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Sacramento State held off Idaho State late to earn a 63-59 win on Saturday night.
Malik Porter scored at the basket with 3:58 left to pull Idaho State even at 51-51 and tied it again at 53-53 with two free throws with 3:10 to play. Jared Stutzman hit a 3-pointer with :02 left to pull the Bengals within two, 61-59, but was forced to foul on the in-bounds pass and Bryce Fowler hit to free throws to set the final score.
Ethan Esposito scored 16 points off the bench for the Hornets (12-10, 5-8 Big Sky Conference). Izayah Mauriohooho-Leáfa had 11 points and Joshua Patton added another 10 points and seven rebounds.
Porter finished with 31 points to lead Idaho State (6-16, 3-10), but was the lone Bengal to reach double-figure scoring.
Sacramento State returns home to face Southern Utah Thursday. Idaho State travels to Bozeman to face Montana State Thursday.