CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Mason Peatling scored 16 points and ignited a closing 11-2 run to help Eastern Washington defeat Idaho State 65-55 on Monday and end a seven-game losing streak against Division-I opponents.
With the Eagles (3-10, 1-1 Big Sky Conference) clinging to a one-point lead as the clock dipped under three minutes, Peatling turned a perfect pick-and-roll with Tyler Kidd into a 3-point play for a 57-53 lead.
Idaho State (5-6, 1-1) had turnovers on its next four possessions and EWU cashed in with a Jacob Davison layup and four free throws by Kidd. Kelvin Jones ended the drought with a layup with a half-minute left.
Davison had 15 points for Eastern Washington, which shot 52 percent in the second half to ease a 33-29 halftime deficit.
Balint Mocsan led the Bengals with 17 points. ISU shot 41.5 percent and had 17 turnovers the Eagles turned into 21 points.