MOSCOW, Idaho – Stephen Madison connected on 8 of 12 shots from the field and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line and finished with 28 points as the Idaho men’s basketball team clipped Seattle Pacific 77-71 in an exhibition game Saturday at Memorial Gym.
The Vandals connected on 10 of 18 3-pointers, 23 of 28 free throws and had a 36-26 advantage in rebounds.
Antwan Scott had 14 points and Conner Hill added 11 for Idaho. Junior Marcus Bell pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds. The Vandals made 52 percent of their field goals in the first half and 43 percent in the second half.
Idaho was without suspended All-Western Athletic Conference center Kyle Barone.
Seattle Pacific slowly chipped away in the second half but couldn’t overcome an 11-point halftime deficit.
The Vandals largest lead was 20 points and was, at one point, trimmed to five.
David Downs and Jobi Wall combined for 41 points for Seattle Pacific, which made just 8 of 28 field-goal attempts in the first half.
Next up for the Vandals is an exhibition game at home against Central Washington on Friday.