SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Perrion Callandret had 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Idaho led the entire way in an 81-58 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.
Victor Sanders hit a 3-pointer with 3 minutes, 29 seconds left that sparked a late 9-0 run to help the Vandals (16-7, 8-3 Big Sky) secure their third win in a row and sixth in the last seven.
Idaho doubled up the Hornets (6-17, 3-7) in the first half for a 40-20 lead at the break. Sacramento State scored the first nine points of the second half, but the Hornets didn’t cut the deficit into single digits until a 10-0 run made it 59-50 with 7 minutes left. That was as close as they would get.
Brayon Blake added 16 points, Chad Sherwood scored 12 and Jordan Scott 11 for Idaho, which made 10 of 21 from 3-point range. Sherwood led the way, connecting on 4 of 6 from long range.
Scott and Blake combined for 15 rebounds to guide the Vandals to a 36-27 advantage.
Sanders had six of Idaho’s 17 assists.
Joshua Patton led Sacramento State with 16 points, hitting 6 of 7 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line. Justin Strings scored 13 and Jeff Wu 11.
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