SAN ANTONIO -- Michael Hale III scored 26 points and UTSA won its third straight game, defeating Idaho 74-56 Thursday night.
UTSA trailed by two at halftime but took control with a 20-3 run to open the second half. Hale scored nine points during the spurt, which put the Roadrunners ahead 58-43 with 11:03 remaining.
The Vandals, who shot 53 percent from the field before the break, hit just 24 percent in the second half while scoring 16 points.
The Roadrunners' win avenged a 74-70 loss at Idaho on Jan. 26.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
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.
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