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Vandals come up empty at end in loss at Boise State

Idaho's Kyle Barone rejects Boise State's Westly Perryman in the first half Saturday night at Boise. (Associated Press)
Idaho's Kyle Barone rejects Boise State's Westly Perryman in the first half Saturday night at Boise. (Associated Press)

BOISE – Robert Arnold scored 16 points and La’Shard Anderson added 13 to lead Boise State past Idaho 69-63 on Saturday night.

Boise State (14-11, 7-6 Western Athletic Conference) completed a season sweep of the Vandals for the first time since the 2007-08 season.

Idaho (14-11, 7-6), which upset No. 21 Utah State in Moscow on Wednesday, became the first road team to lose in this series in five games.

The Vandals led 62-61 with 1:44 to play but went cold, failing to make another shot from the floor. Boise State regained the lead and held on behind an 8-for-8 performance from the free-throw line in the final 90 seconds.

Arnold’s 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining in the first half gave the Broncos a 36-33 lead at the break.

Jeff Ledbetter led Idaho with 19 points, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, while Landon Tatum added 13.