Idaho vs Utah Valley

Idaho upsets top-seeded Utah Valley in WAC, 74-69

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Stephen Madison scored 25 points to help No. 5 seed Idaho knock off top-seeded Utah Valley State 74-69 Friday night and advance to the Western Athletic Conference Championship.

The Vandals (16-17) will play No. 2 seed New Mexico State (25-9) in the WAC finals Saturday. Mike Scott had 14 points and Connor Hill added 12.

Utah Valley (20-11) was led by Mitch Bruneel with 18 points. Holton Hunsaker had 14 of his 15 points in the first half.

Idaho used an 8-0 run in the second half to push their lead to 10, but the Wolverines climbed back within one with 4:04 remaining. The Vandals responded as Madison hit a jumper, Hill drained a 3-pointer and Sekou Wiggs added a layup to make it 70-64.

Keawe Enos hit a 3-pointer and Hunsaker followed with a steal, but Bruneel couldn't connect on a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left. Madison hit two free throws to ice it.

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Scoreboard
Idaho (16-17) «304474
Utah Valley (20-11)294069

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Colo.0-08-3118
Portland St.0-08-362
Idaho0-06-3169
Montana0-05-4205
So. Utah0-05-4100
Montana St.0-06-595
Weber St.0-04-5214
North Dakota0-04-6261
Idaho St.0-03-5337
E. Wash.0-03-8194
Sac. State0-02-8274
N. Arizona0-02-9270

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.0-08-2105
Grand Canyon0-07-3192
Utah Valley0-07-465
Seattle0-07-5232
Cal-Baker.0-06-663
UT-Rio Grande Valley0-06-6278
UMKC0-03-8170
Chicago St.0-02-11306
 
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