Idaho edges Boise St. 56-54

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BOISE, Idaho (AP)—Marvin Jefferson’s putback with 4.3 seconds left gave Idaho a 56-54 victory over Boise State Wednesday night, the Vandals’ second win of the season against the Broncos.

The Vandals (12-13, 6-6 Western Athletic Conference) trailed 34-26 at halftime and came back to win the game with a 15-5 run in the final nine minutes.

Anthony Thomas tied the score for the Broncos (17-8, 7-5) at 54 with two free throws with 27 seconds to go. On the winning basket, Brandon Wiley’s shot was blocked by Boise State’s Mark Sanchez, but Jefferson got the loose ball and scored his layup.

Paul Noonan missed a 3-point attempt for the Broncos as time ran out.

Mac Hopson had 18 points and Jefferson 15 points and six rebounds for Idaho, while Sanchez had 17 points and Noonan 11 for Boise State.

Boise State started the game with a 15-2 run.

The victory gave Idaho its first season sweep over the Broncos since the 1998-99 season.

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 Idaho
Mac Hopson Mac Hopson
7-14,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Boise St.
Mark Sanchez Mark Sanchez
8-11,  17 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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