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Idaho defeats North Texas 87-76

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Stephen Madison scored 25 points to lead Idaho past North Texas 87-76 on Friday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Portland.

Madison, who broke over 1,000 points in his career in a Vandal loss on Thursday, hit 10 of 21 from the field and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Idaho (3-2) broke the game open when Glen Dean dropped three straight 3-pointers in the first three minutes after halftime as the Vandals built a 24-point lead. Dean finished 4 of 7, hitting all 3s, for a career-best 16 points. Connor Hill added 12.

The Mean Green (2-3) didn't fold; T.J. Taylor with 24 points and Alzee Williams with 14, led a rally that cut the gap to as close as six points.

Idaho closed out the game making 9 of 10 free throws.