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,
4-6).Shepard finished the night 9-for-12 from the field, including a
6-for-8 clip from beyond the 3-point stripe.Idaho also got 13 points from Mike Kale, 11 from Keoni Watson
and 10 from Brett Ledbetter.Fresno State was led by Ja'Vance Coleman, who finished with 23
points. Quinton Hosley and Dwight O'Neal contributed 13 and 10
points, respectively.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.