Cheney, WA (Sports Network) - Mansa Habeeb hit a jump shot with 21 seconds
remaining in overtime to lift the Idaho Vandals to an 81-79 victory over
the Eastern Washington Eagles at Reese Court.
Stephen Madison (29 points, 10 rebounds) and Kyle Barone (20 points, 11
rebounds) each recorded double-doubles for Idaho (3-4). Connor Hill and
Habeeb each added 10 points.
Justin Crosgile scored 26 points to pace Eastern Washington (2-6). Venky
Jois had a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double, Thomas Reuter added 11
points and Martin Seiferth tacked on 10 more.
Despite shooting just 37.5 percent in the first half, Eastern Washington
held a 34-33 lead at the break by outscoring Idaho 15-6 from 3-point range.
Idaho turned in a 43.8 percent shooting effort in the first half.
Idaho led 67-62 with less than three minutes remaining but a layup by Jois
and a 3-pointer from Crosgile tied the game 67-67 with 1:32 left. On the last
possession Idaho collected four offensive rebounds but also missed four shots
to send the game to overtime.
The Vandals hit on 6-of-8 shots in overtime but still found itself tied 79-79
before Habeeb's game-winner. Crosgile got a shot off from 3-point range on the
next possession but it was off the mark.
The game featured eight ties and 22 lead changes.
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