POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brandon Boyd scored 20 points and Idaho State rode a 16-point first-half lead to beat Southern Utah, 88-68 in a Big Sky Conference battle on Thursday night.
Idaho State rebounded from a loss at Eastern Washington on Monday where the Bengals scored a season-low 55 points and committed a season-high 17 turnovers.
Against the Thunderbirds, Idaho State shot 45.6 percent from the field (26 of 57) and knocked down 15 of 33 3-point attempts.
Balint Mocsan hit 3 of 6 3-point attempts and finished with 15 points for the Bengals (6-6, 2-1). Gary Chivichyan added 14 points and Chier Maker had 12, and each made four shots from distance. Alonzo Walker came off the bench to grab 11 rebounds.
Southern Utah was 20 of 56 (35.7 percent) from the field and hit just 2 of 17 from long range. Cameron Oluyitan had 12 points and Andre Adams added another 10.