Scores

Final

Idaho 53

(4-11, 1-3 WAC)

Fresno State 69

(9-8, 2-1 WAC)

    10:00 PM ET, January 12, 2008

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 T
    IDAHO 24 2953
    FRES 33 3669

    Top Performers

    Idaho: J. Brooks 16 Pts, 16 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Fresno State: E. Miller 27 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Fresno St. 69, Idaho 53

    Associated Press

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Eddie Miller matched career highs with 27 points and seven 3-pointers as Fresno State defeated Idaho 69-53 on Saturday night in a Western Athletic Conference game.

    Kevin Bell added 17 points and seven assists for Fresno State (9-8 overall, 2-1 WAC), which committed only four turnovers and limited the Vandals to 32.3 percent shooting.

    Jordan Brooks had 16 points and 16 rebounds for Idaho (4-11, 1-3). Leading scorer Mike Hall added 12 points but made just 4 of 17 field goal attempts.

    Trailing by nine points at halftime, the Vandals kept Fresno State within striking distance until Miller unleashed a 3-point barrage midway through the second half.

    Miller hit consecutive 3s to put the Bulldogs ahead 50-40 with 7:46 remaining, then added a third for a 13-point Fresno State lead with 6:31 left. Miller finished 7 of 12 from beyond the arc.

    Idaho trimmed the deficit to 59-50 on Hall's 3-pointer with 3:58 left. But the Vandals could get no closer.

    On the ensuing possession, Fresno State's Nedeljko Golubovic drove the lane for a layup, drew a foul on Michael Crowell and converted the three-point play.

    The Vandals' poor shooting couldn't overcome their dominance on the boards, including a 16-7 edge on the offensive end.

    The Bulldogs led 33-24 at halftime thanks in large part to Miller's outside shooting. The senior guard had 15 first-half points, including three 3-pointers.

    Both teams struggled from the field in the first half. Fresno State shot 33.3 percent and Idaho shot 30.3 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IDAHO
    FRES
    Points 53 69
    FG Made-Attempted 21-65 (.323) 23-59 (.390)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-26 (.192) 12-33 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 11-20 (.550)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 16

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