LAS VEGAS – Stacey Barr had 16 points and 11 rebounds Saturday to lead Idaho to a 67-64 upset of top-seeded Seattle in the Western Athletic Conference championship game.
Trailing 45-40 with 11:14 left in the game, the third-seeded Vandals (17-15) clamped down with a stingy defense while capitalizing on a 17-7 run to seize control of the game and hold on for the victory and automatic NCAA tournament berth.
Barr was one of four Vandals to score in double figures, along with Alyssa Charlston (15 points), Ali Forde (11 points, seven rebounds) and Connie Ballestero (10 points).
Seattle (20-10) also had four players in double figures, led by WAC player of the year Kacie Sowell's 17 points.
Barr was named most valuable player of the tournament and was joined on the all-tournament team by Charlston, Sowell, Sylvia Shephard (Seattle) and Devyn Christensen (Utah State).