San Jose St. 74, Idaho 68
Keith Shamburger and Adrian Oliver had 28 points each, and San
Jose State knocked off another higher seed in the Western Athletic
Conference tournament by beating Idaho 74-68 in the quarterfinals
San Jose State (17-14), the No. 8 seed, pulled off a mild upset
in the WAC opener, knocking off fifth-seeded Hawaii to extend its
season at least one more game. The Spartans earned another reprieve
behind their perimeter shooting, hitting 13 3-pointers, including
six each by Shamburger and Oliver.
Next up is a daunting task in Friday’s semifinals: against No.
23 Utah State, the tournament’s top seed and overwhelming
Fourth-seeded Idaho (18-13) dominated inside, outscoring the
Spartans 32-12, but couldn’t keep up with Shamburger and Oliver on
the perimeter, ending an up-and-down season on a down note.