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Rise of the Vandal: Idaho outlasts LA Tech; Fresno St. up next

MOSCOW, Idaho - Trevor Morris scored 14 points, including nine off 3-pointers, Thursday night to lead Idaho over Louisiana Tech 66-58.

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The Vandals (15-14, 8-7) were down 26-25 at halftime, but went ahead seconds into the second half when Marvin Jefferson powered through the Bulldogs' defense for a layup. Idaho never relinquished the lead in the second half, but the Bulldogs (14-17, 6-10), led by Kyle Gibson's 25 points, stayed close. Gibson hit four 3-point shots in the second half.

Magnum Rolle scored 10 points for Louisiana Tech.

Idaho point guard Mac Hopson was held scoreless in the first half, but he racked up 13 points in the second, slashing his way into the key and shooting over the defense.

The Vandals outrebounded Louisiana Tech 37-27 with Jefferson grabbing eight to go with his 13 points. Idaho shot 45 percent for the game, while Louisiana Tech shot 41 percent.

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