CHICAGO (AP) — Two-time All-Star forward Luol Deng has signed with the Chicago Bulls and retired as a member of the team that drafted him.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Perrion Callandret had 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Idaho led the entire way in an 81-58 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.
Victor Sanders hit a 3 with 3:29 left that sparked a late 9-0 run to help the Vandals (16-7, 8-3 Big Sky) secure their third win in a row and sixth in the last seven.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brayon Blake scored 28 points with eight rebounds, Victor Sanders added 22 points with seven assists and Idaho turned back Portland State 97-88 on Thursday night.
The Vandals (15-7, 7-3 Big Sky Conference) took the lead midway through the first half and kept the lead in double figures most of the second half to avenge a one-point home loss in the first meeting.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Brayon Blake scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Idaho held on to beat Northern Arizona 84-80 on Saturday night.
Blake was 8 of 15 from the field and 7 of 8 from the line for the Vandals (13-6, 5-2 Big Sky) who have won three straight. Victor Sanders added 21 points, Perrion Callandret had 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Jordan Scott chipped in 11 points.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — 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).
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Victor Sanders scored 21 points, Idaho closed on a 15-0 run and survived a scoreless drought over the last two minutes to rally past Sacramento State 69-68 on Thursday night.
Sacramento State had two chances in the last seven seconds, with a Justin Strings off-balance putback that nearly fell in at the buzzer.
Brayon Blake added 16 points, 11 rebounds for Idaho (10-5, 2-1 Big Sky) and Jordan Scott scored 10.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight tied a career-high with 28 points with six 3-pointers and Jordan Davis scored 23 and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 81-77 on Sunday.
Northern Colorado (11-4, 2-0 Big Sky Conference) went up 77-68 on a 3-point play from Davis off a layup, and another free throw with 2:23 to play, before Idaho's 50-second, 7-0 run. Jordan Scott made a layup, Perrion Callandret got a 3-point play off a dunk and Brayon Blake dropped in a layup with 46 seconds left.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Perrion Callandret scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Brayon Blake had 12 points and seven rebounds to help Idaho beat North Dakota 74-57 on Friday night in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
Victor Sanders had 11 points, Chad Sherwood scored nine — on 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point range — and Nate Sherwood and Jordan Scott added eight points apiece for Idaho (9-4).
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Victor Sanders had a key pair of 3s late in the second half and finished with 22 points to help Idaho beat Sam Houston State 63-54 on Saturday night.
Sanders made back-to-back 3-pointers followed by a trio of free throws at the end of a 15-2 run that gave the Vandals (2-1) a 57-47 lead with just over three minutes left. The Bearkats (2-1) cut the deficit to six, but Idaho made 6 of 8 free throws to secure the win.