Hot shooting not enough in Bozeman

Hot shooting not enough in Bozeman

An incredible performance from beyond the arc just wasn’t enough on Saturday afternoon in Bozeman, with Idaho falling to Montana State, 86-72.


Neither team got out to much of a start, but both were able to find their shots after the opening minutes. The Vandals found some success from beyond the arc, with Cameron Tyson , Trevon Allen and Geno West knocking down triples early. Idaho was unable to gain much momentum, however, with Montana State matching their hot shooting shot-for-shot.

The Bobcats would eventually cool down, allowing the Vandals to stay close as the 3’s kept falling. Khadim Samb got in on the three-party, hitting the third of his career to make it 35-30, MSU, with four minutes to play in the frame. The Bobcats responded from there, going on a 10-2 run to take the 45-32 advantage into the break.

Montana State came out hot in the second half, building its lead to 20 by the 11-minute mark. The Vandals found some success from beyond the arc late, cutting the deficit in the closing minutes before falling, 86-72.


Geno West . For the second consecutive game West provided a spark for the Vandals off the bench with 11 points on three 3-pointers. West also grabbed three rebounds, dished out two assists and grabbed two steals.


Idaho falls to 4-19 on the season, including 1-11 in Big Sky play.

Tyson finished with 14 points on the night, giving him 307 for the season. He became just the third Vandal ever to score 300 points as a freshman, and currently sits one point behind Sekou Wiggs for the Idaho freshman scoring record.

Idaho made 13 3-pointers on the night, the most the Vandals have made in a game this season. Idaho is now 1-7 on the season when making at least 10 3’s.

The Vandals return home to take on Northern Colorado at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Cowan Spectrum.

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