Northern Arizona takes on Idaho State following Cone’s 45-point outing

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-9) at Idaho State Bengals (3-10)

Pocatello, Idaho; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Idaho State -1; over/under is 137.5

BOTTOM LINE: Northern Arizona visits the Idaho State Bengals after Jalen Cole scored 45 points in Northern Arizona’s 106-101 overtime loss to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

The Bengals are 2-3 on their home court. Idaho State has a 2-8 record against opponents over .500.

The Lumberjacks are 1-6 on the road. Northern Arizona is 3-8 against opponents with a winning record.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jared Rodriguez is averaging 10.5 points for the Bengals.

Cone averages 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Lumberjacks, scoring 17.8 points while shooting 35.1% from beyond the arc.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bengals: 2-8, averaging 67.4 points, 29.1 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 5.4 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.7 points per game.

Lumberjacks: 4-6, averaging 77.7 points, 33.2 rebounds, 15.0 assists, 6.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.3 points.

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