Pepperdine wins shootout with Idaho State 9782

MALIBU, Calif. — Eric Cooper Jr. scored 23 points, Kessler Edwards added a career-high 18 points and Pepperdine defeated Idaho State 97-82 on Monday night.Both teams were hot shooting the ball in the first half as Pepperdine was 21 of 32 (65.6 per cent), including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. The Bengals were 17 of 25 (68), 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Idaho State led 35-31 after Chidi Udengwu threw down a dunk with six minutes before halftime, Edwards responded with a 3 and Darnell Dunn’s layup triggered a 21-9 run. The Waves led 52-43 at halftime.Colbey Ross scored 18 for Pepperdine (4-2) and distributed a career-high 11 assists. Dunn scored 14 and Jade’ Smith 11. The Waves finished shooting 36 of 68 (53).Idaho State (2-3) got 21 points from Brandon Boyd. Gary Chivichyan scored 15, Udengwu 13 and Alonzo Walker 10.The Associated Press

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