Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 92° Clear

Jacob Wiley’s hot night guides Eastern Washington past Idaho State

Jan. 12, 2017 Updated Thu., Jan. 12, 2017 at 9:10 p.m.

Associated Press

POCATELLO – Jacob Wiley scored 27 points and Eastern Washington beat Idaho State 92-85 on Thursday night.

Wiley was 10 of 12 from the floor and made 7 of 8 free throws. Bogdan Bliznyuk had 19 points for the Eagles (11-6, 3-1 Big Sky Conference), who shot 33 of 56 (59 percent) from the field. Sir Washington scored 15 and Mason Peatling had 12 points for the Eagles.

Brandon Boyd had 23 points and Ethan Telfair scored 21 to lead Idaho State (2-13, 0-3).

Telfair made a 3-pointer to give the Bengals their last lead, 50-46 with 17:50 to play. Eastern Washington used a 17-3 run to build a 63-53 lead. The Bengals pulled to 65-61 midway through the second half but didn’t get closer.

Bliznyuk scored 13 points, including 11 straight, during a 16-5 spurt that stretched the Eagles’ lead to 81-66 with 2:21 left.

“Road wins are happiness and we got one,” EWU head coach Jim Hayford said. “To go on the road and shoot 59 percent is impressive. I know in our pregame talk we told them we had to shoot well, and we did shoot well.”

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.