Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Behind Kyle Richardson's career night of 28
points and 14 rebounds, the Portland State Vikings downed the Idaho State
Bengals in overtime, 78-74, to close out the Big Sky Conference regular season
at the Stott Center.
Richardson made 14-of-19 from the field for Portland State (16-13, 11-9 Big
Sky), which has won three straight and will act as the No. 5 seed in next
week's Big Sky Tournament. Marcus Hall tallied 19 points and eight boards,
Gary Winston scored 14 and dished out seven assists and Andre Winston netted
For Idaho State (11-18, 8-12), which has lost five of six and failed to
qualify for the conference tournament, Tomas Sanchez logged 22 points and five
assists, Jeffrey Solarin posted 19 points and eight boards and Chris Hansen
poured in 18 points.
Although Portland State was outscored from the field in the first half, 45.8
percent to 41.9 percent, it still carried a 33-27 lead into intermission by
attempting seven more field goals than Idaho State.
The Vikings led by 12 with under 14 minutes to play before the Bengals made
their move, going ahead by four with 8:43 to play following a Hansen 3-
pointer. Idaho State continued to lead in the final minute until Portland
State knotted the score at 65 with 13 seconds left on a Richardson dunk. After
Sanchez missed a jumper at the buzzer, the game went to overtime.
After Idaho State scored the first points of the extra session, Portland State
took a one-point lead on its next possession and held on to that advantage
down the stretch, shooting 3-of-4 at the foul line over the final 28 seconds
to keep the Bengals at bay.
Portland State grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, leading to 15 second-chance
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