ISU Men's Basketball
Bengals Can't Keep Up with Cyclones
AMES, Iowa - The Idaho State men's basketball team traveled Ames, Iowa on Sunday to face off with the Iowa State Cyclones in a battle of the ISU's.
The Bengals would strike first, thanks to Miguel Tomley 3-pointer, but would fail to see the lead after that, giving up a 21-2 run to fall behind 21-5 just seven minutes into the game. The Bengals and Tommies would each get into a groove after this, but thanks to a two-point jump shot with just four seconds remaining in the first half the Cyclones would take a 44-25 lead into the break over the Bengals.
The second half panned out to be similar to the first. The Bengals withstood the Cyclones the best they could, but Iowa State overpowered the Bengals, as the final score in this contest was 86-55. This is the second loss of the year for the Bengals, falling to 1-2 this season. With the win Iowa State improves to 3-0 on the year.
Maleek Arington was the Bengals' leading scorer tonight as he put up a career-high 15 points going 4-of-10 from the field and 2-of-5 from deep. Arington also tacked on four rebounds and two assists. Miguel Tomley was the other Bengal in double-digits today, totaling 11 points on 3-of-5 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc while also finishing with 2 assists and one steal. Big man, Brayden Parker, finished the game with 6 points, 6 rebounds, and one assist. Kolton Mitchell and Trent Johnson both contributed off the bench for Idaho State. Mitchell finished with 9 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, and 1 steal in 20 minutes and Johnson tallied 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 steal in 29 minutes.
The Bengals finished the game shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from deep finishing 8-of-19 from three-point territory. The Bengals tallied 11 assists, 30 rebounds, and 6 steals.
Iowa State finished the game shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Cyclones led the Bengals in rebounds and assists tonight, as they finished with 15 assists and 37 boards.
The Idaho State men's basketball team will be back in action this Thursday, November 16th to take on Northwest University at home in Reed Gym at 7:00 PM. This game will be available to stream on ESPN+ or you can follow along live with LiveStats.