McGowen powers Idaho St. past Montana St. 87-86



BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Kenny McGowen’s layup with 10 seconds remaining in overtime proved to be the game-winner as Idaho State edged Montana State 87-86 Thursday night.

With Idaho State (8-14, 6-4 Big Sky) trailing by one, McGowen’s heroics clinched the win as Montana State (11-10, 6-4) missed two shots in the final 10 seconds. McGowen led all scorers with 30 points.

Idaho State trailed 75-74 with 1:26 left in regulation until McGowen hit a 3-pointer to give the Bengals a 77-75 lead with 16 seconds remaining. Tre Johnson was assisted by Rod Singleton on an emphatic slam in the final seconds as Montana State sent the game to overtime tied at 77-all.

Montana State trailed by 20 with 4:29 left in the first half, but managed to whittle the deficit to 11 at halftime and outscored Idaho State 47-36 in the second half to complete the comeback.