Roadrunners too much for Vandals
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Another late cold stretch doomed the Vandals on Saturday night in the final game in Memorial Gym this season, with Idaho (3-6) falling to CSU Bakersfield (5-4), 73-67.
The first half lived up to the hype, with nine lead changes and neither team getting up by more than seven. CSUB would go on a run late, taking the 32-29 advantage into the break.
Idaho was aggressive out of the gate in the second half, flipping the deficit into an advantage within minutes. The Vandals would continue to build, getting up eight at 48-40 with 13:34 to play after a 3-pointer from Cameron Tyson . The lead would be short-lived, with CSUB going on an 11-2 run to take over again.
The Vandals would respond again, but were unable to get up by more than a bucket, before the Roadrunners made their final push secure the 73-67 win.
CSUB dominated on the glass, especially late, winning the battle of the boards 42-33. The chaotic defensive style of the Roadrunners gave the Vandals some trouble, leading to 14 turnovers by Idaho to just five from CSUB. CSUB outscored Idaho in points-off-turnovers, 20-1, and in second chance points, 26-10.
Trevon Allen led the way for Idaho with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. He also grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists. Geno West finished with 13, while Tyson added 12 on 4-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc.
RayQuawndis Mitchell . Mitchell finished the night with seven points on three field goal attempts, all from beyond the arc. He knocked down two of them, getting fouled on the second and finishing off the four-point play. Mitchell also added two assists and a rebound.
Idaho falls to 3-6 on the year with just two games remaining before Big Sky play.
Tyson knocked down four more 3-pointers, giving him 35 on the season.