POCATELLO, Idaho -- — James Jean-Marie had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lift Portland State to a 63-55 win over Idaho State on Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
Marlon Ruffin had 10 points and nine rebounds for Portland State (3-3, 1-0).
Tarik Cool had 27 points for the Bengals (1-6, 0-1), whose losing streak reached six games.
Austin Smellie grabbed seven rebounds and Robert Ford snared six in defeat.
Notae says OT win over Aggies proves Hogs are back
JD Notae says Arkansas is back on track and "just finishing games" after a tense 76-73 overtime win over Texas A&M.
Arkansas holds off Texas A&M's late rally, wins 76-73 in OT
— JD Notae scored 17 points and Arkansas held off a late Texas A&M rally for a 76-73 overtime victory on Saturday night.
Juzang's 23 points helps No. 9 UCLA fend off Colorado 71-65
— Johnny Juzang scored 23 points, including a pair of crucial free throws with 16 seconds left, and ninth-ranked UCLA held off Colorado 71-65 on Saturday night.