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Idaho-Idaho State preview: Bengals seek sweep of in-state rival Vandals

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington center Benas Griciunas tries to stop Idaho guard Trevon Allen at the rim  on Jan. 12, 2018, in Cheney. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Eastern Washington center Benas Griciunas tries to stop Idaho guard Trevon Allen at the rim on Jan. 12, 2018, in Cheney. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
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Where/when: Holt Arena, Pocatello, Idaho; Saturday , 6:05 p.m. (92.5-FM)

Bottom line: Idaho State goes for the season sweep over Idaho after winning the previous matchup in Moscow. The teams last faced each other on Dec. 29, when the Bengals outshot Idaho 41.7 percent to 33.3 percent and made 10 more 3-pointers en route to a 17-point victory.

Fab freshmen: Idaho’s Jared Rodriguez, Cameron Tyson and RayQuawndis Mitchell have teamed to score 42 percent of the Vandals’ points this season, including 51 percent of all Vandals scoring over the last five games.

Accurate Allen: Idaho’s Trevon Allen has connected on 30.7 percent of the 127 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 16 over the last three games. He’s also converted 73.6 percent of his free throws this season.

Streak stats: Idaho has lost its last 11 road games, scoring 62.1 points, while allowing 82.6 per game.

Passing for points: The Vandals have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Bengals. Idaho State has 28 assists on 79 field goals (35.4 percent) across its previous three outings, while Idaho has assists on 39 of 70 field goals (55.7 percent) during its past three games.

Loosening up: Idaho’s offense has turned the ball over 13.8 times per game this year but is averaging 18 turnovers over its last three games.

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