POCATELLO, Idaho -- Chris Hansen set a school record with nine 3-pointers to lead Idaho State to an 87-51 win over Montana State Thursday night.
Hansen, a sophomore, was 9 for 11 from behind the arc -- where he took all his shots -- to finish with a career-high 27 points for the Bengals (5-19, 4-11 Big Sky).
Melvin Morgan scored 15 points and Andre Hatchett scored 12 for Idaho State, which shot 64 percent from the field in posting its highest point total of the season. The Bengals never trailed in the game and led 42-18 at halftime.
Flavien Davis was the only Montana State player in double figures, with 11 points. The Bobcats (10-13, 7-8) shot 38 percent and committed 17 turnovers.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.