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Vandals basketball trips up Vikings

Sun., Dec. 15, 2013, midnight

PORTLAND, Ore. – Glen Dean scored a game-high 26 points, Connor Hill added 21 and Idaho came from behind Saturday night to beat Portland State 76-75.

Trailing 36-34 at halftime, Idaho (5-6) took a 45-43 lead at 15:43 on a 3-pointer by Hill, but Portland State (4-4) fought back and the lead traded hands six more times until Stephen Madison’s layup at 4:30 gave Idaho a 68-67 edge. Portland State’s DeShaun Wiggins hit a 3-pointer with 50 seconds to play make it a 1-point game and the Vikings called a timeout to set up a final play, but Hill stole the ball and time ran out.

Dean and Hill each made five 3-pointers and Idaho outshot Portland State 54 percent to 49.1 percent. Madison added 14 points for the Vandals.

Wiggins led the Vikings with 22 points and eight rebounds. Tim Douglas scored 13 points and Andre Winston Jr. added 11.

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