Aiken Jr., Perry lift Eastern Washington over Idaho 78-75
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Kim Aiken Jr. totaled 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks, and Jack Perry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in the game to lift Eastern Washington to a 78-75 victory over Idaho on Thursday night.
Eastern Washington (10-6, 3-2 Big Sky Conference) led 35-31 at halftime and led by 10 with 13:36 remaining. But Idaho (5-11, 1-4) stormed back and took a 74-73 lead on Damen Thacker’s 3-pointer with 36 seconds left. Perry answered for the Eagles 20 seconds later with his 3-pointer for a 76-74 lead. Marquell Fraser made 1 of 2 free throws to get the Vandals within a point, but Aiken and Jacob Davison both made 1 of 2 free throws in the final 4 seconds to wrap up the win.
Aiken sank 5 of 11 from distance as the Eagles shot 49% overall and 43% from beyond the arc (12 of 28). Davison added 17 points, while Ellis Magnuson pitched in with 16 points and five assists.
Trevon Allen paced the Vandals with 23 points. Scott Blakney had 14 points, while reserve Jack Wilson scored 10. Idaho shot 46% overall but made just 4 of 13 from distance (31%). The Vandals won the rebound battle 37-29.
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