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Idaho tops Idaho State behind Victor Sanders’ 22 points

POCATELLO – Victor Sanders scored 14 of his 22 points from the free-throw line, Chad Sherwood added 13 points and Idaho rolled to a 77-62 win over Idaho State on Saturday night.

With the score tied at 40 midway through the second half, Idaho (7-9, 2-3 Big Sky) got a basket from Arkadiy Mkrtchyan to go on top for good and stretched the advantage to 11 with a trio of 3-pointers – two from Erik Nakken and one from Sanders.

Idaho State (2-14, 0-4) later trimmed the deficit to 57-48 with a pair of free throws from Ethan Telfair, but it was as close the Bengals got.

Sanders, who finished 14 of 15 from the line, sank a pair of free throws and the margin remained in double figures the rest of the way.

Telfair led Idaho State with 16 points and Brandon Boyd had 15 points.


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