December 10, 1995 in Sports

Size Advantage Can’t Lift Idaho On The Road

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

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Senior guard Reggie Ingram tied a career high by scoring 28 points as Southern Utah defeated Idaho 71-56 in non-conference men’s basketball Saturday night at Cedar City, Utah.

Shawn Dirden scored 13 points to lead Idaho, and Reggie Rose added 11. The Vandals fell to 3-2 while Southern Utah improved to 2-3.

“We didn’t play very well offensively or defensively,” said Vandals coach Joe Cravens. “All the things that we showed against Washington (in a 64-61 UI win) that made me feel so good were not there tonight. We cut it to five and they would hit a basket and we would collectively drop our heads.”

Idaho failed to take advantage of a size advantage as Nate Gardner, Harry Harrison and Jason Jackman each picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half. They combined for just 17 points.

The Vandals suffered through two crucial scoring droughts, a 5-minute period without a field goal in the first half that gave Southern Utah the lead and a 3-1/2-minute scoreless period late in the game that prevented a comeback.

Idaho trailed 43-31 at the break, but went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 50-45 with 10:42 left. Jackman and Harrison then picked up their fourth fouls a minute apart, and Southern pushed its lead to 57-47.

Idaho cut it to 61-54 with 4:31 left, but Ingram hit a 3-pointer with 3:31 left and a pair of free throws with 2:11 remaining to put the game out of reach at 67-54.

Southern Utah 71, Idaho 56

IDAHO (2-2)

Jones 3-6 2-2 8, Harrison 1-7 1-2 3, Gardner 2-3 2-2 6, Rose 4-14 1-4 10, Dirden 3-13 5-6 13, Bauman 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Turner 3-5 2-1 8, Jackman 3-4 2-2 8, Magnussen 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 19-54 15-20 56.

SOUTHERN UTAH (2-3)

Gaines 5-9 3-4 16, Bodily 3-7 0-0 6, Caton 0-2 0-1 0, Ingram 8-12 9-10 28, Crosbie 1-4 2-4 5, Christopher 0-0 0-0 0, Schweigert 2-2 0-0 4, Richards 1-1 0-0 2, Saunders 1-1 1-2 3, Faux 2-2 3-3 7. Totals 23-40 18-24 71.

Halftime-SUU 42, Idaho 31. 3-point goals-Idaho 3-18 (Dirden 2-9, Rose 1-6, Bauman 0-1, Turner 0-2), SUU 7-13 (Ingram 3-5, Gaines 3-4, Crosbie 1-2, Bodily 0-2). Fouled out-none. Rebounds-Idaho 28 (Gardner 7), SUU 34 (Bodily 7). Assists- Idaho 9 (Gardner, Dirden 3), SUU 10 (Ingram 4). Total fouls-Idaho 18, SUU 17. A-na.

Boise 81, Nevada 76

At Boise, guard Joe Wyatt scored 20 points, including four 3-point field goals and the Broncos (2-3) withstood a furious Wolf Pack (2-1) comeback bid in a non-conference game.

Wis.-Green Bay 73, Idaho St. 56

The Phoenix improved to 3-2 with a win over the visiting Bengals (3-2).

, DataTimes


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