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Bliznyuk, Eastern Washington hold off Idaho State, 74-69

February 25, 2018

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk drilled a late 3-pointer to put Eastern Washington in front for good, sending the Eagles to a 74-69 Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho State Saturday night.

Bliznyuk scored 17 points, making him the fifth player in Big Sky history to score more than 2,000 career points.

The Eagles (16-13, 11-5) earn a sweep of their road trip, winning at Weber State Thursday. EWU hosts Southern Utah and Northern Arizona to close out the regular season.

Balint Mocsan hit a 3 with 2:01 to play to put the Bengals (13-14, 8-8) in front, 69-68, but Idaho State did not score again the rest of the way and Bliznyuk answered with 1:31 remaining. Jacob Davison converted two free throws and Jack Perry hit the first of two to set the final margin.

Brandon Boyd scored 23 points to lead Idaho State, with Novak Topalovic and Geno Luzcando adding 17 and 13 points, respectively.

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