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

take control.

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.