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Bengals Look to Bounce Back Against Bulldogs

Written by Jon Match

The Idaho State Bengals are set to face off against the Montana Western Bulldogs Tuesday night. Idaho State has played the Bulldogs on three previous occasions, winning all three. The last of which came in 2019 due to the 2020 matchup being canceled for COVID. Tip will be at 7 p.m. in Reed Gym. Jerry Miller will call the game on KISU. Dylan Carder will call the game on ESPN +.

Montana Western (6-6)
Home (3-0), Away (0-3), Neutral (3-3)
12/5/2020 H Canceled
11/14/2019 H W 80-48
11/29/2018 H W 74-66
11/29/2012 H W 70-52

Southern Utah Recap

The Idaho State men's basketball team squared off against the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds on Saturday night falling short 69-59.

Miguel Tomley led Idaho State with 23 points on 8-of-20 shooting while tallying four assists and four rebounds. Austin Smellie finished with 11 points while Brock Mackenzie and Jared Rodriguez added nine points a-piece. ISU shot 38 percent for the game and 32 percent from deep while Southern Utah shot 40 percent from the field and 25 percent from deep. The Thunderbirds doubled the Bengals up in points in the paint, 24-12, proving to be a key difference in the game.

The Returning 6
0 AJ Burgin G So. 6-3 205 San Diego, Calif.
2 Tommy Ball G Fr. 6-0 175 El Dorado Hills, Calif.
5 Austin Smellie G Sr. 6-5 200 Preston, Idaho
13 Daxton Carr F Jr. 6-7 215 Pocatello, Idaho
22 Jared Rodriguez F Sr. 6-8 215 Glendale, Ariz.
25 Brayden Parker C Jr. 6-8 250 Preston, Idaho

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1 Jay Nagle F Sr. 6-9 215 Vacaville, Calif.
3 Ronnie Stapp G Jr. 6-6 185 Bakersfield, Calif.
10 Miguel Tomley G So. 6-3 200 Surrey, BC
11 Brock Mackenzie G Sr. 6-2 185 Sammamish, Wash.
12 Turner Livingston F Fr. 6-4 195 Spokane, Wash.
14 Jordan Hansen G Fr. 6-6 215 Seattle, Wash.
20 Briggs Ranstrom F Fr. 6-6 205 Eagle, Idaho
23 Maleek Arington G Fr. 6-3 200 Lake Tapps, Wash.
24 Ed Chang F Jr. 6-8 215 Papillion, Neb.
32 Kolby Lee C Sr. 6-9 240 Meridian, Idaho
44 Louis Stormark C Fr. 6-9 250 Alleroed, Denmark

Bengal Bites

  • Miguel Tomley led both teams in scoring with 23 points on 8-of-20 from the field. This is Tomley's third-straight game with 20+ points scored.
  • Austin Smellie has 33 double figure scoring games in his career. 
  • Bengals look to extend their undefeated record against Montana Western Tuesday night to 4-0.
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Rachel was born and raised in Pocatello and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Rachel is a student-athlete on both ISU’s Track and Cross-Country teams. When Rachel isn’t running, she enjoys travelling, sleepy Sundays spent working in coffee shops and adventuring in Idaho’s wilderness. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental policy and public policy theory.