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Men's Basketball 11/19/2023 12:40:00 PM Ryan Cheney, ISU Sports Information
Justin Prax
Men's Basketball 11/19/2023 12:40:00 PM Ryan Cheney, ISU Sports Information

Bengals Set for Campbell Creek Classic in North Carolina

POCATELLO, Idaho- The Bengals men's basketball team will be traveling to Buies Creek, North Carolina to take part in the Campbell University Creek Classic. The Bengals will face off with The Citadel on Monday, November 20th and then take on Campbell University on Tuesday, November 21st. This will be Idaho State's first time playing either team in program history.

The Citadel (1-3)

Home (1-1), Away (0-2), Neutral (0-0)

ISU Recent Series vs. Citadel

 The Citadel is coming off of their first win of the season, a 77-59 win over North Greenville. Citadel has faced off against some quality opponents thus far this season, falling to NC State and Boston College.

Campbell University (1-2)

Home (1-0), Away (0-2), Neutral (0-0)

ISU Recent Series vs. Campbell

Campbell defeated Navy in early November to notch their first win of the season. Since they have taken on some tough opponents, falling to East Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Northwest University Recap
The Bengals put on a show from the get-go, beginning the game on a 10-2 run thanks in part to an early and-one putback layup from Isaiah Griffin. The Bengals would be able to extend their lead to 18 with 8:48 left to play in the first half, but ISU would end the first half on a 14-2 run and surge to a 45-19 halftime lead.

In the second half the Bengals picked up right where they left off, opening on a 10-0 run in the first 2 minutes and 45 seconds. The Bengals continued their dominance in this one till the very end, finishing with a final score of 85-51. The Bengals notch their second win of the season, and improve to 2-2.

Four players finished with double figures for the Bengals tonight. Miguel Tomley led the way as he put up 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, 5-of-8 from deep, three rebounds, one steals, and one assist. Kiree Huie finished with his second double-double of the season, totaling 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field, a career-high 12 rebounds, and two blocks. Maleek Arington finished the game with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field, nine rebounds, and two steals. Maleek Arington stuffed the stat sheet tonight, finishing with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block. Kolton Mitchell came in and impressed once again, putting up 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists. AJ Burgin also had a good game off the bench, as he finished with seven points, four assists, one rebound, and one steal.

The Bengals finished the game shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from deep making 9-of-21 shots from three-point territory. The Bengals tallied 19 assists, 48 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 10 steals. The Bengals held Northwest University to 35 percent shooting from the field and 27.3 percent from distance.

The Returning 8

3 Maleek Arington G So. 6-3 200 Auburn, WA

10 Miguel Tomley G So. 6-3 200 Surrey, BC

12 Turner Livingston F R-Fr. 6-4 195 Spokane, WA

13 AJ Burgin G Jr. 6-3 205 San Diego, CA

14 Jordan Hansen G So. 6-6 215 Seattle, WA

20 Briggs Ranstrom F R-Fr. 6-6 205 Eagle, ID

25 Brayden Parker C Gr. 6-8 250 Preston, ID

44 Louis Stormark C R-So. 6-9 250 Alleroed, Denmark                          

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0 Kolton Mitchell G Fr. 6-1 175 Coeur d' Alene, ID

4 Jaedyn Brown G Fr. 6-4 175 Pullman, WA

5 Laolu Kalejaiye G Fr. 6-0 160 Los Angeles, CA

15 Kiree Huie F Jr. 6-9 220 Grayson, GA

21 Isaiah Griffin F Jr. 6-6 210 Knightdale, NC

22 James Bodily G Fr. 6-3 200 Bancroft, ID

30 Evan Otten C Fr. 6-11 220 Redmond, OR

31 Trent Johnson F Jr. 6-7 205 Cambridge, ON

32 Gavin Gilstrap C Jr. 6-11 270 Spokane, WA

Bengal Bites

· The Bengals return 8 players from last season, including 2 starters and their sixth man

· Idaho State welcomes 9 new athletes to the roster this season, 5 of which are true freshman

· Brayden Parker is now 7th on the ISU career blocks list with 78, passing Austin Kilpatrick (76)

Looking Ahead

Following their two games in North Carolina the Bengals will be traveling to the west coast to take on Pepperdine in Malibu, CA on Tuesday, November 28th.

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