Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between Montana State and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have jumped out to a quick 34-25 lead against Idaho State.

If Montana State keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 9-10 in no time. On the other hand, Idaho State will have to make due with a 7-13 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Idaho State Bengals @ Montana State Bobcats

Current Records: Idaho State 7-12, Montana State 8-10

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Idaho State has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The Idaho State Bengals and the Montana State Bobcats will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday at Max Worthington Arena. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

It's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post 12 fewer assists than your opponent, a fact Idaho State found out the hard way on Saturday. They fell 79-67 to the Eagles.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats couldn't handle the Grizzlies on Saturday and fell 87-77.

The Bengals' loss dropped their record down to 7-12. As for the Bobcats, their defeat dropped their record down to 8-10.

Idaho State is hoping to beat the odds on Monday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Neither team has fared well against the spread this season; they is 5-12, while Montana State is 5-10.

Idaho State came up short against Montana State in their previous matchup back in December of 2023, falling 74-66. Can Idaho State avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


Montana State is a 4.5-point favorite against Idaho State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 137 points.

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Series History

Montana State has won all of the games they've played against Idaho State in the last 5 years.

  • Dec 28, 2023 - Montana State 74 vs. Idaho State 66
  • Feb 11, 2023 - Montana State 58 vs. Idaho State 52
  • Jan 12, 2023 - Montana State 81 vs. Idaho State 68
  • Feb 07, 2022 - Montana State 72 vs. Idaho State 53
  • Jan 01, 2022 - Montana State 60 vs. Idaho State 40
  • Mar 11, 2021 - Montana State 71 vs. Idaho State 63
  • Feb 13, 2020 - Montana State 73 vs. Idaho State 69
  • Jan 25, 2020 - Montana State 75 vs. Idaho State 64
  • Feb 14, 2019 - Montana State 84 vs. Idaho State 76
  • Jan 26, 2019 - Montana State 104 vs. Idaho State 84