November 14, 2009

Idaho beats Utah for first time in 71 year

What is with the Vandals? First the football program makes and incredible turnaround and now all of sudden the basketball team is making a splash.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Mac Hopson scored eight of his 16 points in the last six minutes as Idaho beat Utah 94-87 on Friday, bringing the team its first win against the school in 71 years.

Plagued by foul trouble, Hopson re-entered the game with the score tied and engineered a 13-6 run to end the game.

Steffan Johnson scored 19 points and Jeff Ledbetter added 16 as the Vandals (1-0) took its first game after losing 11-straight on the road.

The teams have played 15 times over the years and last Idaho victory was in 1938.

71 years? Did they even have the dribble back then or did they still use peach baskets? Holy Cow. Looking like we might have another Vandal success story on our hands. 

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