PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lateef McMullan scored 20 points and Portland State opened Big Sky conference play with a 63-49 win over Idaho State on Thursday night.
McMullan was 7 of 9 from the field and had four assists and four steals.
The score was tied at 28 at halftime. Idaho State pulled within one, 47-46, at 8:12 in the second half, but Portland State went on a run, increasing its lead to 12, 58-46. The Bengals would not get close again.
Portland State (3-5) shot 53 percent from the field for the game, while Idaho State shot 46.8 percent. Idaho State's largest lead was by four points at 15:08 in the second half.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.