MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Victor Sanders sank five 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Idaho to an 81-67 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night.
Arkadiy Mkrtychyan added 15 points, Pat Ingram had 12 and Brayon Blake 11 for Idaho (12-10, 7-4 Big Sky), which shot 54 percent from the field to pick up its third-straight win. Sanders entered the game 15 points shy of 1,000 career points and reached the milestone in the first half with his third 3-pointer.
The Vandals took control late in the second half with a 12-3 run sparked by Sanders' 3-pointer to make it 79-63 with 1:15 left to play and hung on down the stretch.
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In the first half, Idaho scored 20 of the game's first 26 points but missed their last seven shots before the break and Sacramento State (7-14, 4-6) tightened the gap to 39-33 at intermission.
Eric Stuteville's 24 points led four Sacramento State players in double figures.