Idaho beats Weber State, moves into 2nd place in Big Sky
The Vandals (20-8, 12-4) moved into a tie with the Wildcats (19-9, 12-4) for second place in the Big Sky Conference standings and both teams are two games behind conference-leading Montana with two games to play. Idaho holds the tiebreaker with Weber State as Saturday night was the only meeting between the teams this season.
Idaho took the lead for good at 56-55 on the second of Sherwood’s two free throws with 6:28 left. Weber State closed within 62-60 on Brekkott Chapman’s 3-pointer with 53 seconds to go. But Brayon Blake scored on a baseline drive with a reverse finish to push the Vandals’ lead to four and Sherwood’s free throws sealed Idaho’s seventh win in its last eight.
Ryan Richardson led four in double figures for Weber State with 17 points. Chapman scored 11 with 10 rebounds.