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Brayon Blake, hot 3-point shooting lift Idaho Vandals to win over Southern Utah

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

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CEDAR CITY, Utah – Brayon Blake had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Idaho defeated Southern Utah 80-76 Thursday night to move into a crowded tie for second place in the Big Sky Conference.

The Vandals are 4-2 in conference as is Weber State, Montana State and Eastern Washington. All are chasing unbeaten Montana (6-0).

Idaho (12-6) led by double digits most of the game but Southern Utah rallied and cut the lead to a single point several times in the last six minutes. Chad Sherwood and Victor Sanders hit timely 3-pointers to fend off the Thunderbirds.

After Southern Utah (7-10, 1-5) cut the lead to 67-66 with 3:36 remaining, Sherwood hit an open 3-pointer from the corner in front of the Idaho bench. Sherwood scored six points, going 2 for 2 from 3-point distance. Perrion Callandret and Sanders each finished with 15 points.

James McGee led Southern Utah with 17 points on a perfect shooting night – 5 for 5 overall – including 3-for-3 shooting from 3-point distance and 4 for 4 at the foul line. He added six assists.

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