Utah 57, Idaho State 46: Dallin Bachynski scored 11 of his 22 points in the second half as the host Runnin' Utes dominated after intermission to win the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament game.
Bachynski shot 9-of-15 from the field and collected 16 rebounds for Utah (2-1), which overcame a seven-point halftime deficit.
Melvin Morgan had 15 points for Idaho State (0-3), which struggled from beyond the arc. The Bengals made 2-of-16 attempts from 3-point range to shoot themselves out of the contest.
After Idaho State closed the first half on a 12-2 run to seize a 29-22 lead at intermission, Glen Dean drilled a 3-pointer to cap a 12-4 run.
Bachynski dominated the paint as the Utes amassed a 26-9 edge to start the second half before pulling away.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Utah will return to the court Friday to face Central Michigan, which posted a 59-55 victory over Wright State in another tournament game. ... Idaho State will also face Central Michigan on Saturday. ... After going 2-for-6 from the free-throw line in their 51-48 loss to Portland on Thursday, the Bengals made a concerted effort to reach the charity stripe. They went 14-for-19 on Wednesday.