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Hot Bengal Shooting Downs Thunderbirds in Pocatello

February 04, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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POCATELLO, Idaho – Hot Bengal shooting lifted Idaho State over Southern Utah in Saturday night’s #BigSkyMBB match-up for a 94-68 ISU victory.

“It was very disappointing. We played immature with the ball,” head coach Todd Simon said. “We didn’t have that energy tonight. That’s something we’ve got to get to the bottom of.”

Randy Onwuasor and James McGee led the Thunderbirds with 19 points and 17, respectively.

The Bengals dominated from beyond the arch, shooting 15-of-27 from the three-point line for a 55.6 shooting percentage.

In all, the Bengals shot 52.5% from the field as the Thunderbirds shot just 30.4%.

McGee drained back-to-back threes to tip off the game and give the Thunderbirds a quick 6-0 lead before the Bengals rallied, outscoring the Thunderbirds throughout the remainder of the opening half to enter halftime with a 46-29 lead.

Onwuasor led the Thunderbirds in the first half with 12 points.

The Bengals continued to overpower the Thunderbirds until the final buzzer, resulting in a 94-68 Idaho State victory.

The Thunderbirds return to action in the Centrum Arena next weekend as they host Montana on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m., and Montana State on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2:00 p.m.

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