Ledbetter leads Idaho past Louisiana Tech 77-47

Jeff Ledbetter scored a career-high 20 points and went 3 of 4 from 3-point range as Idaho crushed Louisiana Tech 77-47 on Friday night.

Shawn Henderson added 16 points and Deremy Geiger 10 as Idaho (7-6, 1-1 Western Athletic) rebounded from a loss to New Mexico State on Wednesday.

Louisiana Tech (9-7, 0-2) was led by DeAndre Brown, who scored 13 points. Cordarius Johnson added 10.

Idaho went on a 29-9 run to start the game. Louisiana Tech struggled to recover from that deficit, as the Vandals shot 60 percent for the half. The Vandals ended the first half with a 41-26 lead.

Idaho shot 50 percent for the game (24 of 48) and hit seven 3-pointers. Louisiana Tech shot poorly, hitting just 28.8 percent for the game and only 22.7 percent in the second half.