11th EWU game this season to be decided by six points or less - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

11th EWU game this season to be decided by six points or less

POCATELLO, Idaho - Idaho State had a 31-10 advantage in free throw attempts and went on to defeat Eastern Washington University 80-74 in a Big Sky Conference men's basketball game Friday at Reed Gym in Pocatello, Idaho.

The Eagles lost their third-straight game and are now 2-5 in the league and 6-14 overall. The game featured eight ties and 14 lead changes until ISU took the lead for good with 6:22 to play.

Eastern was whistled for 24 fouls compared to 13 for the Bengals, leading to a 23-of-31 performance from the line by ISU while Eastern was just 4-of-10. In addition, four Eastern post players combined for 11 of the team's 15 turnovers.

"We shot ourselves in the foot too," said Eastern head coach Kirk Earlywine. "It was the discrepancy in fouls and free throw shooting, as well as the 11 turnovers by our bigs, that was the difference in the game. We don't have that much margin for error where we can make up for those things."

Idaho State improved to 2-5 in the league and 5-14 overall with the victory, having entered the game with a four-game losing streak. Last week, Weber State defeated ISU 95-93 in triple overtime in the lone game for those two teams.

Dave Cook, Sports Information Director

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.