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Portland St. rallies to beat Idaho St. 87-83

January 19, 2018

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Deontae North scored 24 points, Holland Woods added 13 and a go-ahead jumper, and Portland State rallied from 16 down to beat Idaho State 87-83 on Thursday night.

Ryan Edwards scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Deante Strickland scored 14 points for the Vikings (13-6, 3-3 Big Sky Conference), who outrebounded the Bengals 37-27 and scored 22 second-chance points off of 12 offensive rebounds.

Balint Mocsan’s 3 put Idaho State up 57-41 early in the second half, but the Vikings gained on runs of 10-2 and 10-4 and Bryce Canda’s 3 tied it at 80 with 3:57 to play. Woods scored a go-ahead jumper with 1:50 left for an 84-83 Vikings lead and Strickland and Edwards combined for three free throws from there while the Bengals missed two free throws and two field goals.

Jared Stutzman hit back-to-back 3s in Idaho State’s opening 15-5 run and the Bengals led 51-37 at halftime after hitting seven 3s and shooting 61.3 percent from the field.

Mocsan and Brandon Boyd scored 17 points apiece, Stutzman added 15, Sam Dowd 13 and Geno Luzcando 11 for the Bengals (8-9, 3-3), who have lost three straight.

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