Updated: Idaho State (1-7) Faces Portland State (2-5)

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  Idaho State 28 21 49 +8.0
  Portland State 28 35 63 -8.0
Thu, Dec 20 2012, 08:35 PM MST

Stott Center
Portland, OR
Attendance: 659

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It will be an opportunity for glory for the Bengals at Stott Center on Thursday as Portland State welcomes Idaho State in a Big Sky action. Tip-off is at 10:35 EST.

With just a few games played, this might set the tone for the conference campaign for both teams. The Bengals currently sport a record of 1-7 and playing their first Big Sky game The Vikings have a 2-5 record and this is also their first conference game.

Portland State has a statistical edge over Idaho State in two key areas. The Vikings have an advantage over the Bengals when it comes to scoring, 68 pts/game to 49 pts/game. Portland State also has an advantage in field goal percentage, 46% to 37%. Last season, the Bengals went 0-2 against the Vikings, losing by an average margin of 12. Over the last four seasons, Idaho State is 3-6 against Portland State, and 1-3 at Stott Center.

StatSmack! Idaho State is better than Portland State
  • More violent crime happens in Portland so be careful if you visit (when compared to Pocatello -- according to the FBI).
  • Idaho State does a better job contesting shots (43.0% allowed vs 49.0% allowed) than Portland State this season.
  • Idaho State has a better scoring defense (60.4 allowed per game vs 74.1 allowed per game) than Portland State this season.
  • Idaho State is better at defending the three (35.0% allowed vs 38.8% allowed) than Portland State this season.
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Tomas Sanchez 34 10 5 3 2 0 3
C Melvin Morgan 34 13 5 3 1 0 4
D Chris Hansen 28 10 2 1 1 0 2
D Andre` Hatchett 28 5 4 2 1 0 3
D Neveij Walters 18 3 4 0 0 1 1
D- Nnamdi Ezenwa 26 3 3 0 1 0 1
D- Jakub Kusmieruk 10 4 2 0 0 1 1
F Nick Mason 14 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Avibakuro Preh 15 1 2 0 0 1 1
F Andy Harrington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Brian Hosman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Dejan Kostur 8 1 0 0 0 0 1
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Renado Parker 27 12 4 1 1 0 2
C- Michael Harthun 30 11 2 1 1 0 2
C- D. Winston Jr. 24 10 2 1 1 0 3
D+ Aaron Moore 25 8 6 1 1 1 2
D+ Lateef McMullan 28 9 3 3 1 0 2
D Gary Winston 22 7 1 2 0 0 3
D Marcus Hall 15 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Michael Harvey 13 3 2 0 1 0 1
D- Lamont Prosser 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Martin Whitmore 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Brandon Cataldo 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Alyx Foster 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Joel King 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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1 Weber State 19-12 14-6
2 Montana 17-13 12-8
2 North Dakota 17-17 12-8
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5 Portland State 17-15 11-9
7 EWU 15-16 10-10
7 SacSt 14-16 10-10
9 Montana State 14-17 9-11
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#12 Ajak Magot Jr C 6-11 225
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