January 31, 2010 in Sports

Vandals hit from line, edge Seattle

Associated Press
 

SEATTLE – Steffan Johnson had 18 points and Idaho converted 10 of 12 free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes to hold on and beat Seattle 87-85 on Saturday night.

Luciano de Souza hit two free throws with 28.8 seconds to play to give the Vandals an 82-78 cushion.

Seattle (9-13) kept sending Idaho (10-10) to the line, but the Vandals hit 9 of 10 free throws, including four by Kashif Watson in the final 20 seconds.

Taylor Olson drilled a 3-pointer from the left corner to pull Seattle within one with 1.1 seconds left to play.

After Idaho hit 1 of 2 free throws, the Redhawks were unable to attempt a final shot attempt.

Charles Garcia had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead Seattle.

Seattle held a seven-point lead early in the second half before an 8-0 run gave Idaho its first lead since the opening minutes.

Garcia scored 17 of his points after the break, trying to keep the Redhawks in the game.

After Seattle briefly retook the lead in the second half, Idaho went to a full-court trap that pressured Seattle into turnovers and led to a 72-65 Idaho lead with 5:34 to play.

Luiz Toledo scored 16 points and Watson added 14 for Idaho.

Chris Gweth had 15 points for Seattle.

Idaho 87, Seattle 85

 Idaho (10-10, 2-6)- Toledo 6-8 4-5 16, Jefferson 5-6 3-4 13, Hopson 3-9 1-2 9, Johnson 4-10 6-8 18, Watson 4-6 6-8 14, Ledbetter 0-0 0-0 0, Henderson 3-3 1-1 7, de Souza 2-4 2-2 8, Lawrence 0-0 0-0 0, Barone 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 28-48 23-31 87.

Seattle (9-13)- Broussard 5-11 0-1 11, Gilmore 3-4 0-0 6, Garcia 8-18 7-8 23, Boxley 1-6 3-3 5, Burrell 4-6 4-6 12, Lever 0-2 1-2 1, Olson 2-8 1-2 6, Gweth 5-13 3-4 15, P.Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 31-73 19-26 85.

Halftime—Seattle 41-37. 3-Point Goals—Idaho 8-14 (Johnson 4-8, Hopson 2-2, de Souza 2-4), Seattle 4-18 (Gweth 2-5, Broussard 1-3, Olson 1-4, Burrell 0-1, Jones 0-1, Boxley 0-2, Lever 0-2). Fouled Out—Hopson. Rebounds—Idaho 31 (Jefferson 9), Seattle 39 (Broussard, Gilmore 8). Assists—Idaho 19 (Hopson 11), Seattle 9 (Gweth 3). Total Fouls—Idaho 23, Seattle 26. A—4,183.

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