Boise St. 79, Idaho St. 67

Boise St. 79, Idaho St. 67

Published Dec. 16, 2009 6:54 p.m. ET

Ike Okoye scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots as Boise State overcame a slow start and defeated Idaho State 79-67 Wednesday night.

La'Shard Anderson added 15 points and seven assists and Robert Arnold had 13 points for the Broncos (5-3).

Broderick Gilchrest led the Bengals (2-7) with 20 points while Amorrow Morgan had 14 points.

Boise State led by 12 early in second half, but Idaho State twice closed to within two, the last time at 60-58 with 4:41 remaining. The Broncos responded with a 19-9 run to end the game.


Idaho State jumped ahead 11-2 before Boise State scored nine unanswered points to take its first lead, 22-21 with 4:04 left in the half. The Broncos ended the half on a 9-4 run for a 31-25 lead.