McGowen’s 37 lifts Idaho St. over N. Arizona 79-73



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Kenny McGowen scored 25 of his career-high 37 points in the second half as Idaho State held off Northern Arizona 79-73 on Saturday night.

Sherrod Baldwin added 13 points, Melvin Morgan 11 and Andre Hatchett 10 for the Bengals (9-16, 7-6 Big Sky), who moved into sole possession of third place in the conference standings.

Gabe Rogers scored a season-high 25 points for the Lumberjacks (5-21, 1-13), who have lost 13 straight. Durrell Norman added 15 and Michael Dunn had 12.

Playing without injured leading scorer Chase Grabau, Idaho State hit 11 of 20 3-point attempts. McGowen did most of the damage, sinking 7 of 12 from long range. He was 12 of 22 overall from the floor and hit all six free-throw attempts.

McGowen hit 8 of 9 shots in the second half, his only miss coming on a blocked layup attempt in the final minutes.