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Barone powers Vandals to victory

SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho – Kyle Barone had 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as Idaho defeated Louisiana Tech 73-64 Saturday night for its fourth straight men’s basketball victory.

Deremy Geiger and Landon Tatum also had 14 points apiece for the Vandals (15-11, 7-4 Western Athletic), who swept the season series from the Bulldogs for the first time.

Cordarius Johnson scored 21 points for Louisiana Tech (11-14, 3-7), which lost its fourth straight game. The Bulldogs’ leading scorer, Raheem Appleby, was held scoreless.

Idaho 73, Louisiana Tech 64

 Louisiana Tech (11-14, 3-7) – Gibson 2-7 4-5 8, Appleby 0-8 0-0 0, Johnson 7-15 3-4 21, McNeaill 3-10 1-2 8, Souza 5-6 3-3 13, Kyser 0-1 0-0 0, K. Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Gaskins 5-7 1-2 12, Lewis 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 23-57 12-16 64.

Idaho (15-11, 7-4) – Tatum 4-6 3-4 14, Bandoumel 4-7 0-0 8, Barone 6-10 2-5 14, Madison 1-7 3-4 5, Geiger 3-4 7-7 14, Habeeb 3-3 2-4 8, Hill 2-5 1-1 6, McChristian 1-1 0-0 2, Faines 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 24-44 20-27 73.

Halftime – Idaho 33-26. 3-Point Goals – Louisiana Tech 6-23 (Johnson 4-9, Gaskins 1-3, McNeaill 1-6, Appleby 0-2, Gibson 0-3), Idaho 5-13 (Tatum 3-4, Geiger 1-1, Hill 1-4, Madison 0-4). Fouled Out – Madison. Rebounds – Louisiana Tech 24 (Johnson 7), Idaho 35 (Barone 15). Assists – Louisiana Tech 11 (K. Smith 4), Idaho 15 (Bandoumel, Habeeb, Madison 3). Total Fouls – Louisiana Tech 17, Idaho 15. Technical – Louisiana Tech Bench. A – 1,843.



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