Idaho clips Eastern Oregon, 77-65
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Arkadiy Mkrtuchyan scored 18 points and grabbed a team leading eight rebounds to lead Idaho to a 77-65 win against Eastern Oregon in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
Bryan McGriff scored a game high 27 to lead Eastern Oregon, and De'Sean Mattox added 14. However the Mountaineers struggled overall offensively, shooting just 37 percent from the field and 28 percent from 3-point range.
The Vandals led by just one at the break, but found their footing in the second half, outscoring Eastern Oregon by 11 with their largest lead reaching 15.