Idaho overcomes slow start to beat Boise State... again - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

Idaho overcomes slow start to beat Boise State... again

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Vandals got off to a slow start Wednesday night, at one point trailing Boise State 15-2.  But patience paid off, as Idaho ran away with a 56-54 nailbiter, beating the Broncos for the second time this season.

The Vandals went on a run before halftime, with Mac Hopson leading the way.  His drive to the bucket and the foul with time running out helped Idaho climb back to within eight points.

Idaho chipped away at the Broncos' lead in the second half and found themselves on top with less than three minutes to go in the game.  Boise State would come back with a crucial 3-point shot, only to see the game tied with less than 10 seconds to go.

With time running out in the game, Idaho's Brandon Wiley missed a shot, and then watched as Marvin Jefferson tipped it back in for the go-ahead score.  The Broncos missed a shot at the buzzer that would have given them the win.  And the Vandals walk away with a 56-54 win.

Idaho swept the season series from their in-state rivals for the first time in 10 years.