POCATELLO, Idaho -- Chris Hansen scored nine of his 28 points in the final 1 1/2 minutes to ensure Idaho State's 69-64 victory over Montana State Saturday night.
The Bobcats had closed within three on Marcus Colbert's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left before Hansen made 5 of 6 free throws to hold off MSU. Hansen sank 12 of 16 from the line as ISU made 26 of 35 free throws to MSU's 10 of 18.Andrew Hatchett added 21 points and Tomas Sanchez 11 for the Bengals (7-10, 4-4 Big Sky), who snapped a two-game losing streak.Colbert led MSU (9-10, 4-4), which has lost three straight, with 21 points. Calen Coleman added 13 and Flavien Davis 10.A 13-2 run gave the Bengals their biggest lead, 49-38, with 8:29 remaining. MSU tied it at 53 with 4:28 left. ISU responded with a 9-2 run for a 59-53 lead with 2:34 left.