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Montana Tech shows early season strengths in loss to Idaho State

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Posted at 11:08 PM, Oct 29, 2019

POCATELLO, IDAHO — (Editors note: Montana Tech athletics release)

The Montana Tech men's basketball team lost a thrilling exhibition contest against Idaho State on Tuesday night, 62-52.

The Orediggers recovered from an Idaho State 8-0 run to start the contest and were tied with the Bengals of the Big Sky Conference at halftime, 27-27.

Montana Tech, which shot 36.5% from the floor and 46.3% from 3-point territory, trailed 58-52 with 1:11 remaining in the game. The Orediggers were led in scoring by Troy Owens Jr., who scored 14 points, while Taylor England kicked in 12 points. Nate Ward and Dylan Pannabecker each scored seven points while Christian Jones scored five, Cody Baumstarck added four, and Drew Huse scored three.

Malik Porter led Idaho State with 17 points.

The Orediggers host Eastern Oregon University on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Montana Tech Tip Off Tournament.