MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Tanoris Shepard poured in a career-high 29
points, becoming the 12th Idaho player to surpass 1,000 career
points, as the Vandals snapped a 10-game losing streak Monday night
with a 72-61 victory over Fresno State.
The victory came a week after the Vandals (4-16, 1-8 Western
Athletic Conference) lost by 35 points at Fresno State (11-10,
Shepard finished the night 9-for-12 from the field, including a
6-for-8 clip from beyond the 3-point stripe.
Idaho opened the game with consecutive 3-pointers from Watson
and Ledbetter, and the Vandals stretched their lead to 14-3
following back-to-back buckets from Desmond Nwoke and a baseline
drive by Watson.
Fresno State retaliated with a quick 10-0 spurt, and the
Bulldogs eventually tied the score at 16 on a Coleman 3-pointer
with 9:33 remaining in the half. Fresno State surged ahead 20-18 on
a slashing drive by O'Neal, and within a few minutes, the Bulldogs'
lead had ballooned to 28-21.
Idaho responded with a 10-2 run and the teams ended the half
tied at 34.
The Vandals surged ahead following three straight Shepard
3-pointers early in the second half.
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