Vandals blow lead, lose

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Kenny Daniels scored a career-high 39 points Thursday night and Cal State-Northridge came back from 14 points down to defeat Idaho 95-93.

Daniels, who also had 10 rebounds, made 12 of his 17 shots from the field and 13-of-15 from the free-throw line for the Matadors (4-3). Vinnie McGee, who was 4-for-4 from 3-point range, scored 14 points and Lenny Daniel 11 for Cal State-Northridge.

Idaho (4-2) led 63-49 with 15:43 to play. But the Matadors fought back, tying the game at 73 with 7:31 left on a Daniels jump shot. Daniels then put the Matadors in front to stay at 78-77 with a 3-pointer at the 5:33 mark. They built a 85-77 lead, their biggest of the night, with 3:08 remaining.

Kashif Watson scored 21 points, going 15-for-15 in free throws, to lead Idaho. Mac Hopson scored 19 and Steffan Johnson 16 for the Vandals.

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