POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Austin Smellie had a career-high 21 points as Idaho State edged past Idaho 62-60 on Saturday night.
Tarik Cool had 18 points for Idaho State (4-6, 1-0 Big Sky Conference). Chidi Udengwu added six points and 10 rebounds. Jared Stutzman had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Chier Maker, the Bengals' second leading scorer coming into the matchup at 13 points per game, was 0-for-11 shooting and held scoreless for the first time this season.
Trevon Allen had 18 points and six rebounds for the Vandals (4-8, 0-1). Scott Blakney added 12 points. Quinton Forrest had seven rebounds.
Idaho State matches up against Eastern Washington at home on Monday. Idaho matches up against Weber State on the road on Monday.