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Mistake-prone Vandals fall at Seattle

Idaho's four-game winning streak came to an end in a 66-56 loss at Seattle University. The Vandals committed 20 turnovers and were just 3-of-14 from the 3-point line. UI is now 5-4, with a week off before a rematch with Montana next week in Moscow. The Grizzlies thumped Idaho 75-33 in Missoula on Nov. 22. Read below for more.


Here's Idaho's media release on the loss to Seattle:

SEATTLE – The University of Idaho men’s basketball team committed 20 turnovers and gave Seattle University too many chances in a 66-56 road loss on Saturday at KeyArena.
Idaho (5-4) shot 43.4 percent from the field, but 20 Vandal turnovers led to 17 Redhawk points and Seattle (4-8) also turned 12 offensive rebounds into 10 second-chance points.
Senior guard Shawn Henderson went 8-of-11 from the floor and 1-of-2 from long range for a career-high 17 points, but the rest of the team combined to go just 15-of-42 (.357) overall and 2-of-12 (.167) from the arc.
“If you turn the basketball over 20 times on the road and you don’t shoot the lights out of the basketball like we did last year – that’s really the only way you can win it,” Idaho head coach Don Verlin said after the game. “We did a poor job of taking care of the ball.”
Seattle out-rebounded Idaho by a 35-27 overall margin. The Redhawks held a mild 12-8 edge in offensive boards, but Idaho managed just four points on its second-chance opportunities. SU forced nine steals, while Idaho had six and both teams had eight fast-break points.
“In the first half, they missed 13 shots and got nine of them back,” Verlin said of the rebounding difference. “I just didn’t think we competed hard enough as a basketball team tonight.”
Idaho took its one lead of the game at the 7:40 point of the second half when Henderson hit a 3-pointer to put the Vandals up 51-50, but Seattle responded with a quick 6-1 run to take its lead back. Idaho got back within two points at 54-52, but the Redhawks closed out the final three minutes of the game on a 10-2 run to put the game away.
Cervante Burrell led SU with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, while forward Aaron Broussard added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Redhawks.
Junior guard Landon Tatum led Idaho with a career-high five assists, while senior Jeff Ledbetter also tallied four dishes. Sophomore center Kyle Barone scored 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting.
Idaho found itself in a 37-29 halftime hole after a first period in which the team shot 48 percent (12-25) from the floor, but also turned the ball over 10 times. Seattle scored 11 points of Idaho’s turnovers and shot 16-30 (.533) in the half.
The Redhawks opened the game on an 8-2 run, and led by as many as 11 points at 21-10 with 9:20 left in the half. Idaho outscored SU, 11-5, from 9:03 to 5:55 to get back to a five-point game at 26-21 and closely battled the final five minutes of the period to take a 37-29 score into the half.
Idaho returns home next weekend looking for redemption against Montana, which beat the Vandals 75-33 in Missoula earlier this season. The 7:05 p.m. (PT), Saturday game will also be Idaho’s Cowan Spectrum open

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