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Idaho State comes from 18 down to beat Boise State, 72-70

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Chidi Udengwu hit two free throws as time expired as Idaho State battled back from 18 points down in the second half to spoil Boise State's season opener, 72-70 on Saturday night.

Udengwu, a 6-foot-7 transfer from San Bernardino Valley Community College, scored five points in the final seven minutes of the game, including the second of two free throws with :54 left to tie the game at 70-70.

Idaho State trailed by 14 points at intermission and Boise State extended its advantage to as many as 18 points after Zach Haney scored at the basket to make it 50-32 with 16:45 remaining. Brandon Boyd hit a 3 with 12:17 left to get the Bengals within single digits and Jared Stutzman's 3 with 8:28 remaining cut it to five, 61-56.

The Broncos nursed the lead until Udengwu drew a foul from David Wacker with just under a minute left, hitting the second of two free throws to tie. Alex Hobbs missed a jumper for the lead and Wacker missed two free throws in the final minute before again fouling Udengwu with no time left on the clock.

The loss snaps a 15-game win streak by the Broncos in home openers.

Chier Maker and Stutzman each scored 16 points to lead Idaho State (1-1).

R.J. Williams had 15 points to lead Boise State.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Chidi Udengwu made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on David Wacker 1.0
  Offensive rebound by Chidi Udengwu 1.0
  Brandon Boyd missed jump shot 3.0
  Defensive rebound by Brandon Boyd 20.0
  Derrick Alston missed 3-pt. jump shot 22.0
  Offensive rebound by Justinian Jessup 45.0
  David Wacker missed 2nd of 2 free throws 45.0
  David Wacker missed 1st of 2 free throws 45.0
  Personal foul on Chidi Udengwu 45.0
  Offensive rebound by Boise State 45.0
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Idaho State 1-1 304272
home team logo Boise State 0-1 442670
Team Stats
away team logo Idaho State 1-1 73.3 PPG 35.4 RPG 12.8 APG
home team logo Boise State 0-1 71.6 PPG 33.6 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
15
B. Boyd 14.2 PPG 2.5 RPG 3.6 APG 41.0 FG%
3
J. Jessup 14.0 PPG 4.5 RPG 2.7 APG 44.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB