Idaho 68, No. 25 Portland 48
Kashif Watson scored 15 points and Idaho handed No. 25 Portland
its second straight loss since entering the national rankings for
the first time in 50 years with a 68-48 victory Sunday night.
Luke Sikma scored 11 points to lead Portland (5-3), which also
lost 86-82 to Portland State on Wednesday. The Pilots hadn’t been
ranked since February 1959.
It was Idaho’s first win over a ranked team since it beat
then-No. 16 Iowa in the first round of the 1982 NCAA
The Vandals (5-2) led the entire way, taking a 34-18 lead at the
half. Idaho then went on a 14-2 run early in the second half to
A pair of free throws by Steffan Johnson with 1:12 left gave
Idaho its largest lead of the game – 67-42.
Idaho shot 52 percent from the field and 43 percent from behind
the 3-point line, hitting 6 of 14 attempts.
Both teams turned the ball over 17 times but Idaho outscored
Portland 23-8 on points off turnovers.