Hot shooting not enough in Bozeman
BOZEMAN, Mont. — 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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